Economics

The largest landscape restoration initiative in history gained further momentum today - the International Day of Forests - as IUCN and other partners...
Published in the form of a handbook, the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) will help countries understand how much of their land offers restoration opportunities, map where... Read more
The IUCN Council has admitted 17 new Members to IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire Union extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement. New IUCN Members: Biofutura A.C. [BioFutura... Read more
We’re looking for a group of dedicated, professional and knowledgeable volunteers to serve as Technical Reviewers of Forum’s event proposals. This is...
Support and shape the 2016 IUCN Congress For the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN selects over 500 events to be part of the Forum, a hub of public debate over the first four days of... Read more
New York, 23 September 2014 – World leaders announced new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN...
These announcements came alongside an extension of the global restoration target to at least 350 million hectares—an area greater than the size of India—to be restored by 2030. This new target was... Read more
Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of...
With a global population of 9 billion by 2050, combatting desertification and drought is a global issue with serious implications for poverty eradication, socio-economic stability, food security, and... Read more
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is honoured this year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, with the announcement that it will receive the...
Since 2008, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Awards have honoured several international key figures and organizations, for their exemplary action in favour of the environment and the... Read more
Every three years, the World Water Forum puts water into the global spotlight. This 7th edition, which started on Sunday 12 April in Daegu and...
IUCN will deliver a clear message at the World Water Forum: solutions to the water challenges confronting California, Brazil and countless local communities, cities or nations around the world are... Read more
Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in...
Four days before the meeting began, British oil company SOCO announced its intention to stay clear of all World Heritage sites and stop any exploratory activities in Virunga National Park within 30... Read more
The IUCN-Rio Tinto Natural Capital Project attempts to identify and quantify biodiversity and ecosystem services values in key regions where Rio...
Project Outputs: Ecosystem valuation as part of a water management strategy in the Pilbara region, Western Australia. 2010-2011. Co- financed with RTIO. Project to assess and value the ecosystem... Read more
Forest landscape restoration can dramatically improve food security in rural areas - but we need more evidence to understand how best this works, and...
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is a process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well‐being in deforested or degraded forest landscapes. There is growing recognition that... Read more
Internationally recognized experts, politicians, CEOs, activists and indigenous leaders will be at the forefront of a series of public debates during...
The Congress is a once-in-a-decade event on the world’s national parks, marine reserves and other protected areas and the solutions they offer to some of today’s biggest development challenges, such... Read more
This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General.
Previously Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the World Bank, Ms Andersen was responsible for the Bank’s strategy and operations throughout the region. She succeeds Julia... Read more

Pages

Subscribe to Economics
Go to top