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Developing Gender-sensitive National Implementation Strategies for Climate Change

Updating Session for UNFCCC Government Delegates: Developing Gender-sensitive National Implementation Strategies for Climate Change

Presented by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as part of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), in partnership with the Government of Mexico, the Government of  Finland, and the Arab League.

Saturday, November 27, 2010 Sixty government delegates, representing twenty-nine countries from all regions of the world participated in the updating session on new dimensions of gender and climate change in Cancun, Mexico. Undersecretary for Environmental Regulation Mexico, Sandra Denisse Herrera Flores and Resident Representative UNDP Mexico Magdy Martinez-Soliman provided welcoming remarks stressing the importance of including women in climate change policy making. …  

06 Dec 2010 | Article

Awarding ceremony of journalists

Forest coverage awarded in Armenia

On 25 November 2010 the results of the media competition “Forests of Armenia” were announced in Yerevan. …  

06 Dec 2010 | News story
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Pristine mangrove forest in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

"Go Mangroves" in Sian Ka'an

Just a couple of hours outside the tourist Mecca that is Cancun, Mexico, where delegates at the UN’s climate summit are meeting, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve offers up 120 km of pristine Caribbean coastline. …  

05 Dec 2010 | News story

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Bring back lost and degraded forests, says IUCN

Preliminary analysis shows that an estimated 1.5 billion hectares of the world’s lost and degraded forests, an area almost the size of Russia, could be restored. This is the result of the latest global research, which now needs to be expanded at a national level to identify specific on the ground opportunities, says IUCN.   …  

04 Dec 2010 | International news release

Solar panels shown here of the 40kw grid-connected solar pv system installed at the Motofuoua Secondary School, Vaitupu, Tuvalu

Action on energy to improve climate security

Governments must fully implement current climate commitments to avoid a further escalation in the economic and environmental costs associated with the transition to a more sustainable energy future, says IUCN. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story
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We need your story: IUCN projects on international TV

An independent TV producer will be making one-minute videos of projects in Europe, Africa and Asia. Commission members, as part of the IUCN family, are asked to send descriptions of interesting projects for filming. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Business unusual

A joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch business community and over 30 Netherlands based nature and environmental organisations are engaging in a joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss. Together they want to develop a joint strategic vision, policy agenda and action programme. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Rocio Cordoba

Live from COP16: Rocio Cordoba, Mesoamerica Water Coordinator

A new water governance project for the Mesoamerica region was launched today at COP16 in Cancun during the UN climate talks. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine, main author of Natural Solutions

Áreas Protegidas: contribución significativa a la reducción de los impactos del cambio climático.

El libro “Soluciones Naturales: Áreas silvestres protegidas, una alternativa frente al cambio climático” plantea que los gobiernos nacionales y locales deben de incorporar el papel de los sistemas de áreas silvestres protegidas dentro de las estrategias y planes nacionales contra el cambio climático. En el caso de la mitigación, por medio de la reducción de la pérdida y degradación de los hábitat naturales; y en la adaptación, por medio de la reducción de la vulnerabilidad y el aumento de la resiliencia de los ecosistemas naturales.   …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

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Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development | UPDATE ON CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, 11-15 January 2011, Whakatane New Zealand. Update on the Conference Programme 'Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development', is the very first global Conference to be convened by CEESP. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story
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