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IPBES

Improving knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystems

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to establish the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems, IPBES, which aims to strengthen the science –policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Farmers coop in China

Unleashing the power of Farmers’ Co-ops in China

IUCN China and Nokia have been supporting the creation of farmers’ cooperatives to connect Chinese farmers living in remote areas to regional and national agricultural markets.  …   | Chinese

08 Oct 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

 IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Western Gray Whale

Protecting whales on the edge of extinction

IUCN and the oil and gas Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) set up a collaboration to protect the critically endangered western gray whale. The population is slowly growing and is estimated to include 131 whales, but it still remains on the edge of extinction. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Tacaná, Guatemala

Transboundary waters governance in Central America

Strenghtening knowledge and capacities for shared waters  governance was the aim of a high-level workshop in El Salvador facilitated by IUCN. …  

08 Oct 2010 | News story

TEEB for Business: Call for Contributions

TEEB: assessing the value of ecosystems and biodiversity

This October TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) will launch a final report at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya Japan, illustrating new economic approaches to biodiversity conservation by taking examples from forests, mining and cities.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Drying the cocoa

Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources

 Agreeing on a protocol on the provision and use of the genetic resources is a crucial element needed for the success of the upcoming Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations in Nagoya, Japan. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Engaging business in the CBD

An unprecedented attendance by business representatives is expected this October at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. Hot topics for business include incentive measures, resource mobilization and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources. An interesting agenda of side-events at the interface of business and biodiversity is also scheduled.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Encuentro Mundial del Chaco discute futuro de la región

Comenzó el Encuentro Mundial del Chaco, debaten el futuro de la región

La idea fundamental de este encuentro es convocar a los actores más relevantes para el Gran Chaco Americano y construir una agenda compartida que apunte a un desarrollo más sostenible de la ecoregión chaqueña. …  

07 Oct 2010 | News story
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State-owned cement company in Kien Giang

Leveraging foreign investment for environmental benefits in Vietnam

Foreign direct investment has helped transform the Vietnamese economy over the last 15 years. Foreign companies have brought in more efficient and cleaner technologies, safer workplaces, international standard management practices, and links to global supply chains. Indeed, the arrival of foreign companies and the huge increase in exports has been the basis of Vietnam’s high growth rates and rapid poverty reduction. …   | Vietnamese

07 Oct 2010 | News story
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