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IUCN holds a three day International Training Course on addressing climate through better air quality management

Quetta October 29: A three day international training course on “Addressing Climate Change Through Better Air Quality Management” was held on October 26, 27, 28, 2009 at Quetta Serena Hotel. The training was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its ongoing Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme. It was inaugurated by Munir Ahmed Badini, Secretary Environment Government of Balochistan. …  

29 Oct 2009 | International news release

Foro Regional sobre Transformación de Conflictos Socioambientales, Quito, Ecuador.

IV Foro Regional sobre Conflictos Socioambientales

El evento se llevará a cabo en Ecuador, del 5 al 6 de noviembre. El tema principal será "Interculturalidad y Transformación de Conflictos". …  

29 Oct 2009 | News story
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Participatory planning, Palo Blanco, Carchi, Ecuador

Corridors: routes for adaptation

In Ecuador, IUCN Member Corporación Grupo Randi-Randi is establishing conservation corridors which are helping both people and nature adapt to climate change. …  

29 Oct 2009 | News story

Women at pump, Tanzania

Adapting to change, the natural way

The impacts of climate change are already being felt by both people and the environment around the world and they’re set to get a lot worse. Sea levels are rising, threatening island nations and coastal areas, storms are becoming more violent bringing floods and landslides, and droughts are intensifying. …   | French | Spanish

29 Oct 2009 | News story

IUCN press trip, Thailand

Sea swallowing Thailand

Al Jazeera report on the impacts of climate change on Thailand's fragile coastline and what's being done to protect it against rising sea levels. …  

29 Oct 2009 | Video

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Power to Pangani's people

The impacts of climate change are taking hold in Tanzania’s Pangani River basin. The snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, which towers over the basin, is melting rapidly and is projected to disappear completely by 2025. Water flow in the basin has also declined dramatically but there are still many demands on the dwindling supplies, the main one being irrigation. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Arabian Leopard (Panthera pardus nimr) 2008 IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered

Leopards still hanging on in Yemen.

Two field trips were made to Yemen to look for signs of remaining Arabian leopards, to train local scientists, and to develop a national leopard survey strategy. …  

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Madagascar baobabs

Our Planet Reviewed

On the eve of 2010, International Year of Biodiversity, the National Museum of Natural History and Pro-Natura International are working in partnership with IUCN to launch “Our Planet Reviewed”, an unprecedented programme of naturalist expeditions. …  

27 Oct 2009 | International news release

Aspectos Jurídicos Pago por Servicios Ambientales, Ecuador 2009.

Compensación por servicios ambientales: cada país construye su propio camino

Colombia cuenta con una estrategia nacional de pago por servicios ambientales en proceso de formalización; en Perú, el congreso discutirá próximamente el dictamen que surgió de la unión de dos propuestas; en Ecuador se trabajará pronto en una reglamentación, aunque ya se implementan esquemas voluntarios de compensación por agua y carbono. …  

27 Oct 2009 | News story
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Authors meeting in Bangkok 3-4 October 2009, L to R Justice Nchunu, CEL; Melinda Janki, CEL Steering Committee, John Costenbader, ELC

Writing the rule book on REDD

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.
 

27 Oct 2009 | News story

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