Economics

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
IUCN has received a Gold Facilitation Impact Award from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) for leading a multi-stakeholder process...
The award celebrates the outcome of the ASI initiative – the first of its kind for the aluminium industry – led by IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, with support from the... Read more
Focusing on water and food security, land resources and climate change resilience, SUSTAIN-Africa is a new programme that will support action on...
Growth corridors are areas of intensive economic growth, where development of natural-resource based industries - such as agriculture and mining - are being prioritised because of their potential to... Read more
The leaders of Kiribati, Cook Islands and Palau have called on the world to follow their lead in ocean protection, after sailing into Sydney Harbour...
The three leaders are taking significant steps to protect the natural environments of the Pacific, with each committing to establishing some of the world’s largest marine protected areas. The... Read more
Many countries around the world are beginning to restore degraded and deforested land. Nora Nelson, water resource specialist at Terra Global Capital...
In Rwanda, one of the world’s least developed countries, the problem of land degradation is extreme: farming on steep hillsides and fragile lands has resulted in the degradation of nearly 80% of... Read more
A study, carried out by IUCN in 10 villages in Vanuatu and Fiji, evaluated the economic benefits of community-based Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)....
Community-based MPAs are among the primary fisheries and coastal management tools utilised in many Pacific countries, where the intervention of government agencies is minimal and communities play an... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2014 (IUCN) – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet, has been listed as 1,000th World...
“The Okavango Delta has long been considered one of the biggest gaps on the World Heritage list and IUCN is proud to have been able to provide support to this nomination,” says Julia Marton-Lefèvre,... Read more
Isabelle Fauconnier, IUCN Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. As I reflect on the rich sessions of the 7th World Water Forum, I feel at once...
For example, there is now a consensus that water-food-energy “Nexus” thinking is a good idea, and that transboundary water cooperation is also a good idea. These are two complex propositions that... Read more
Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of...
The IUCN Red List, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, now includes 73,686 assessed species, of which 22,103 are threatened with extinction. “Over the last fifty years, The IUCN Red... Read more
A global movement to restore deforested and degraded forest landscapes is emerging. What should forest landscape restoration achieve? And where...
By Lars Laestadius, Katie Reytar, Stewart Maginnis and Carole Saint-Laurent A global movement to restore deforested and degraded forest landscapes is emerging. The global Bonn Challenge, launched in... Read more
IUCN’s evaluations of 10 sites nominated to obtain World Heritage status are now public ahead of the upcoming World Heritage Committee meeting. In...
State of Conservation reports assess the condition of World Heritage sites affected by major conservation issues. More than 60 sites around the globe were assessed this year. A second release of... Read more
As one of her first acts, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Thousands of business and government leaders gathered at the Forum last month to debate some of the most pressing global challenges, including climate change, sustainable finance and social inequity... Read more

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