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Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

There is no doubt that most of the world has woken up to the fact climate change is a problem and one that’s here to stay unless we act now. So how will the world judge our actions in 200 years? Will we be criticized for knowing everything there was to know about the problem and still doing nothing? Or will we be praised for our fast thinking and action that averted disaster? Here, we take a look at life beyond climate change mitigation, examine where the solutions to our rapidly over-heating planet lie, and reflect on what our world will look like 50 years on, with a population of some 9 billion people. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Climate Change: a burning issue

Climate Change: a burning issue

Every day, everywhere, it’s getting hotter. The weather is more unpredictable, ice is melting, plants are disappearing and insects are appearing where they shouldn’t. These alarming trends aren’t new. There has been a lot of talk about the need to fight climate change, but disappointingly this has not been matched by action. Recently, however, there have been some changes that may yet herald the beginning of a new era in humanity’s fight against climate change. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Safeguarding the diversity of life: saving the roots of life

Safeguarding the diversity of life: saving the roots of life

Biodiversity means something different to each one of us, but we all depend on it for just about every aspect of our lives, from the variety of food we eat to the feel of the clothes we wear. Human development has so far occurred without proper consideration for the balances of the natural world. But our understanding has grown immeasurably in the last two decades. It is now time to turn thoughts and words into sustainable progress. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Safeguarding the diversity of life: life in the slipknot

Safeguarding the diversity of life: life in the slipknot

Biodiversity is the sum of every living thing around us. It is us. By letting it die we are killing ourselves. Habitat destruction and invasive alien species are considered undesirable side effects of development. That will no longer do. They are unacceptable side effects and they must stop. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Healthy environments - healthy people: blood and potatoes

Healthy environments - healthy people: blood and potatoes

Human health and biodiversity; the two are fundamentally inseparable. The food we eat, the multitude of pills we swallow for anything from the common cold to cancer all stem from living matter, the sum of which makes up biodiversity. Even oil and gas are nothing more than ancient biodiversity. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Healthy environments - healthy people: buy yo´ diversity

Healthy environments - healthy people: buy yo´ diversity

Biodiversity is not obscure. Once understood, neither is its importance to human health. We are a part of biodiversity, and in all humility, one might be tempted to say an insignificant part thereof. But clearly that would be a lie. One glance around is enough to confirm the impact humanity is having upon the diversity of life. It is dwindling at our hand and before our very eyes. Yet those eyes at times refuse to see, or when they do, too often turn away. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Hotel Guidelines

How to help your hotel help Nature

From cotton towels and sheets in guest rooms, to food in the restaurant and wood used for furniture and fittings – the products of biodiversity are everywhere inside hotels. Outside, plants and animals make a hotel’s public spaces and gardens attractive for guests, while beyond the hotel gates, parks, green spaces, coasts and natural habitats provide guests with opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. …  

02 Oct 2008 | News story

IUCN HONOURS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS FOR PROTECTED AREAS

Countries around the world have set aside more than 12% of the earth’s land surface as protected areas - a remarkable achievement. Even more remarkable are the efforts of individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote and protect these unique areas, often at great personal risk and danger. IUCN honors such people through the Fred Packard Award – a key award made by IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to recognize globally outstanding service to protected areas. The following seven outstanding individuals will be recognized at the WCPA Members meeting on 4 October, held prior to the IUCN World Conservation Congress: …  

02 Oct 2008 | International news release

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

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