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IUCN elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors

IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story

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Newsletter of the International League of Conservation Photographers

The October 2009 issue of the International League of Conservation Photographers features news of WiLD9 and WiLD SPEAK, action by conservation photographers, the latest "rave", books, competitions and awards. Cristina Mittermeier, iCLP Executive Director, is a member of the IUCN CEC Steering Committee. …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story
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Protected Areas as Solutions for Climate Change

Protected area systems provide powerful tools to combat climate change; with commitment and planning they could do even more in the future. This story is shared with CEC by Nigel Dudley and Trevor Sandwith of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story
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Computer Simulations on Climate Change: Four to Try

We need a way to see the future without waiting for it to arrive. And it turns out that simulation models are very good at helping us do that. Simulations like the four shown here are useful tools for awareness-raising and communications efforts on climate change. From CEC Steering Committee member Dominic Stucker of the Sustainability Institute.
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15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Community Resilience: CEC Member Editorial

CEC Steering Committee member Brad Smith and Rebekah Green of Western Washington University offer this guest editorial on climate change and community resilience, from the October 2009 CEC e-newsletter. International organizations such as the IUCN play a crucial role in promoting and supporting community resilience. Especially important is the work of defining and promoting the integration of disaster reduction, ecosystem protection and management, and community livelihood development at the national, regional, and community level. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Course on Cross Sector Collaboration

Need to know how to get Industry, Government and Community Leaders to work together on a politically difficult problem? A new course offered by CEC member Peter Adler addresses cross sector collaboration. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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IUCN congratulates Nobel Prize winner

IUCN congratulates Professor Elinor Ostrom, a member of IUCN's Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, for winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story

Japan adopts the Basic Act on Biodiversity

Japan leads the way for biodiversity

The Kobe Biodiversity Dialogue, from 15-16 October, will culminate at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that will take place in Nagoya in October 2010. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story

Wake up call to tackle the most important challenge of the century, Experts advise to view impacts of Climate Change in a regional context

UTHAL October 14: Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-Pakistan) organized a one day Seminar at the University on the topic of “Climate Change and Vulnerable Ecosystems of Pakistan.’ This seminar was timed to keep pace with the climate change debate gaining momentum in view of the negotiations that are to take place in Copenhagen in December. …  

14 Oct 2009 | International news release

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