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The Tsunami Legacy

To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes - says a report launched on 24th April 2009 at the United Nations. According to the “The Tsunami Legacy – Innovation, Breakthroughs and Change” report, involving local communities in the recovery process is as instrumental as installing high-tech early warning systems. The report also highlights the need for governments to incorporate disaster risk reduction measures in national development plans. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)

Cuba - The Crown Jewel of the Caribbean - But for how much longer?

Earlier this week the Brookings Institution brought together a panel of marine experts to outline a new path for the United States and Cuba to work together on environmental issues to protect diverse marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

IUCN features in Pacific Minister's Meeting

The second Regional Energy Officials meeting and the Pacific Energy Ministers meeting was held in Nukualofa, Tonga from the 20th – 24th of April. These biennial meetings, focussed on the theme, “Strengthening the Fragile Pacific Islands Energy Sector – Addressing energy, economy and environment in a period of rapid change”. It was a critical discussion for Pacific Island countries currently undergoing considerable pressure to sustain their fragile economies with the current global recession and uncertainties in oil prices. This has raised alternative energy options to the top of the agenda including renewable energies. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Marine Protected Areas: Legislative and Policy Gap Analysis for Fiji Islands

IUCN is pleased to announce the release of a policy and legislation gap analysis for marine protected areas in the Fiji Islands. The paper was prepared on behalf of the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, at the request of the WWF South Pacific Programme, and was co-authored by IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) member, Ms Erika Techera, and IUCN Legal Research Intern, Ms Shauna Troniak. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story
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Banderole Atelier RDC

Atelier de concertation sur le projet de loi-cadre environnementale en R.D.C.

Du 23 au 24 avril 2009, le Centre du Droit de l’Environnement de l´UICN et le Programme République Démocratique du Congo de l’UICN ont organisé un atelier de concertation autour de la future loi-cadre environnementale de la République Démocratique du Congo (R.D.C.), à Kinshasa, sous le patronage du Ministère de l´Environnement, de la Conservation de la Nature et du Tourisme de la R.D.C. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story
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Traditional and modern energy use.

No energy security without ecosystem security in Eastern and Southern Africa

Experts have designed a series of ecosystem and livelihood principles for energy decision-makers, which are relevant not just regionally but globally. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Zarqa River

Launching of the Zarqa River Restoration Project

The severely polluted Zarqa River in Jordan has long been considered a source of controversy and drawn complaints from area residents who say pollution levels have become so severe that the river emits a stench, attracting insects, particularly in the summer. The Jordanian Ministry of Environment in partnership with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) launched the Institutional Capacity Building Project for the Zarqa River Restoration. The three-year-project is funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation with about 965,000 Euros. …  

29 Apr 2009 | News story

Atelier Projet Mayombe - RDcongo

Concertation autour de l'avant-projet de loi-cadre sur la gestion et la protection de l'environnement

Le Ministère de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et du Tourisme a organisé à Kinshasa du 23 au 24 avril 2009 un atelier de concertation autour du projet de la Loi Cadre sur la gestion et la protection de l’environnement avec l’appui technique de l’UICN et financier du PNUE. …  

29 Apr 2009 | News story
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Photo de famille - Atelier Projet Mayombe - Kinshasa

Lancement de l’initiative transfrontalière du Mayombe

Le 16 et 17 avril 2009, s’est tenu l’atelier de lancement de l’Initiative Transfrontalière de la Forêt du Mayombe à Kinshasa, organisée par l’UICN RDC et financée par le PNUE du 16 et 17 avril 2009. …  

29 Apr 2009 | News story
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Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change: The Bigger Picture

New report highlights the impacts of climate change across the marine ecosystem …  

29 Apr 2009 | News story

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