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CEC in 2009: Communicating Biodiversity

CEPA workshops and a host of other communication and education activities advanced the protection of biodiversity in 2009. CEC members from around the world reported on this work by submitting newsletter stories to cecnews@iucn.org. Their reports are summarized here. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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CEC in 2009: Learning and Communication on Climate Change

CEC members carried out a wide variety of activities related to climate change. They sent out the message via photographs, film, video, books and school materials. They shared skills through training to build professional capacity, workshops and seminars. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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From the project Climate Change and the Military

CEC in 2009: Climate Change and the Military

CEC members expanded the climate change conversation to include the military. Several members participated in a project of the Institute for Environmental Security, contributing to a statement by military advisors to send a strong signal in Copenhagen. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

CEC in 2009: Chair's Corner

Our mission is to drive change towards sustainability. To drive change means that CEC has had to change. The December issue of our newsletter captures highlights of the past year. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

CEL SG Chairs meeting in Washington DC, 17-18 November 2009

CEL Specialist Group Meeting

The Commission on Environmental Law had its first Specialist Group meeting for the 2009-2012 mandate in Washington DC from November 17th - 18th. The event was hosted by the American University Washington College of Law (WCL). The main purpose of this meeting was to learn more about what each group is achieving in the field, and at the same time establish the goals that will help to achieve and promote the Commission’s and IUCN's objectives. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story
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Countdown 2010

Season’s Greetings from the Regional Office for Pan-Europe

Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story

Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Silver spinyfin (Diretmus argenteus)

21st century explorers return with unique data from Indian Ocean

A team of the world’s leading marine experts, paired with scientists from the Indian Ocean region, have just returned from a six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean with a whole new understanding of seamount ecosystems. They gathered a very rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Statement of Julia Marton Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, at COP 15

Statement delivered at UNFCCC COP15 plenary session on 18 December 2009. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Copenhagen: Federal Minister for Environment,
Hameedullah Jan Afridi and members of the Pakistan delegation to the Copenhagen Climate Change conference seen here with Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman IPCC.

Climate Change and Vulnerability Challenges in Pakistan

Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan in collaborations with IUCN, International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources - Pakistan organized a press brief on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. …  

18 Dec 2009 | International news release

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