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Espoo wins second edition of Finnish Countdown 2010 competition

The 550-year-old City of Espoo in Southern Finland received the 2009 award for biodiversity by the Minister of the Environment, Paula Lehtomäki. To celebrate its 550th anniversary, the City has decided to protect a 550-hectares forested area which covers three per cent of the total area of Espoo. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

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Europe’s greenest building takes shape

An update on IUCN’s Global Conservation Centre
According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, 30-40% of all primary energy is used in buildings. Buildings account for a significant amount of gas emissions: up to 40% of global emissions according to a recent study. Over the next 25 years, emissions from buildings are expected to increase faster than in any other sector. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

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Lubchenco and Holdren officially join Obama’s team

New administration welcomes two important allies for the environmental community …  

24 Mar 2009 | News story

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The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability

The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean, and is situated in the centre of the geological region, the Gibraltar Arc.  | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2009 | News story

Green is the colour

There is one word that can describe the 2009 Geneva motorshow, and this word is green. Every car manufacturer in the world now is trying to green their entire line of vehicles. From hybrids to electric cars, from new ecomotive concepts to sporty showcars powered by renewable energy: the entire industry has embraced the green idea. When will green cars become available, will they be affordable, and will they really solve our planet's problems, are all questions that remain unanswered for now. …  

24 Mar 2009 | Video

Lago Chala, lago en el cráter al sureste del Monte Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Despierta: La naturaleza tiene la solución para la crisis mundial del agua, según la UICN

Estambul, Turquía, 22 de marzo de 2009 (UICN) – Los ministros presentes en el Foro Mundial del Agua deben poner más atención al ambiente si quieren solventar la crisis mundial del agua, de acuerdo con la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). …  

23 Mar 2009 | International news release
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Planning for a sustainable energy future: IUCN reacts to Shell’s Strategy Update

Last week Shell repeated its intention to disinvest in wind and solar power and concentrate its efforts and investments on biofuels. IUCN takes note of Shell’s decision and hopes that it can be convinced to show more leadership in renewable energy in the future. …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story

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Apaguemos la Luz - La Hora del Planeta está cerca

Alrededor de 250 ciudades se han inscrito oficialmente a la campaña en todo el mundo ¡El próximo sábado 28 de marzo apaguemos las luces durante una hora, seamos parte de la lucha contra el cambio climático!  …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story
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Une nouvelle thématique est explorée par le Programme Forets : la réduction des émissions dues à la dégradation et à la déforestation(REDD)

Du 09 au 11 mars 2009 s’est tenu à Kribi au Cameroun, un atelier sur la réduction des émissions dues à la dégradation et la déforestation. Après la mise en exergue du lien entre le projet et la convention cadre sur les Changements Climatiques, les participants ont travaillé sur sa contribution à la mise en œuvre du programme intersessionnel  2009-2012 de l’UICN. …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story
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Presenters led National Assembly members in a discussion on climate change adaptation

IUCN’s Climate Workshops Spur Action on the Issue

As part of its awareness-raising agenda, IUCN VN organized and facilitated three workshops in early 2009 to educate and encourage idea sharing about climate change mitigation and adaptation in Viet Nam. …   | Vietnamese

23 Mar 2009 | News story
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