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Construction of Masdar - the world's first verifiably sustainable city - began in February of 2008.

Local action, global benefits

An exciting new network partnership – the Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity – was launched today by IUCN, mayors from around the globe and international organizations in the latest of the series of Sustainability Dialogues at Congress. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility

Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?

The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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Schedule of Contact Groups now available

The Resolutions Committee has referred a number of motions to be discussed at contact groups before they are considered and voted upon in Plenary. The schedule of contact groups is now available here. Please note that this schedule may be subject to changes. Delegates are advised to consult updates and changes at the Resolutions Helpdesk during Congress.
Schedule as of 13-10-2008 

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Media Awards
IUCN TV

Noemi Mercier receives the Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Award

The story “Our computers are poisoning the planet”, reveals how computers exported to India for their supposedly eco-friendly recycling are dismantled under the poorest conditions, poisoning thousands of people and the environment. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Premio Ecuatorial
IUCN TV

Desde Barcelona, conozca dos ganadores del Premio Ecuatorial

Magdalena Puicanchinguel y Ruminahui Anrango hablan sobre sus proyectos en Perú y Ecuador. Erika Harms, de la Fundación de Naciones Unidas analiza el impacto de este premio, desde su creación en 2002. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Mangal Man Shakya, Wildlife Watch Group, Nepal

"I got some interesting insight into how illegal wildlife trade has a new internet dimension. The message on how environmental health and security are intelinked has also been reinforced." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Tone Solhaug, Norway

"This congress is about learning, exchanging ideas and talking face to face." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson, University of Hong Kong

"I very much like the pavilions, the layout of the congress is great for networking and some of the workshops I have attended, such as those on communications, have been outstanding." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Transition to Sustainability: towards a humane and diverse world
IUCN TV

Transition to Sustainability: towards a humane and diverse world

Watch the entire Sustainability Dialogue. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Gianluca Catullo, WWF Italy

"I was fascinated by the session on building ecological networks and think this congress is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and further partnerships, such as for the future of the Mediterranean." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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