Science and Knowledge

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Science and Knowledge” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today...
The signing follows IUCN Council’s selection of France as the host country for the IUCN Congress, based on a rigorous evaluation process of France’s candidature.  A presentation of a new...
    IUCN maintains an Editorial Board. This has two functions: i) responding to requests for advice on possible peer reviewers for potential IUCN publications from IUCN Commissions and programmes;...
For the Union to fulfil its role as an interface between science, policy, and practice, all components of IUCN both generate science and knowledge...
Supporting this, the Science and Knowledge Unit maintains the IUCN Library as a source of science and knowledge for the Union and beyond, and manages the production and dissemination of around 100...
IUCN connects more than 16,000 specialists across its six expert Commissions, as well as more than 1,300 Member organisations. Clearly, though, the...
IUCN must therefore work in synergy with the numerous other networks which have remits touching into conservation, biodiversity, and sustainability. Foremost among these is the new Intergovernmental...
The Science and Knowledge Unit contributes to the development, standards, integration, and sustainability of six flagship knowledge products
For more information about each of the knowledge products, see their individual web portals: 1) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which assesses risk of species extinction. 2) The IUCN Red...
Photo: D. Hutcheson The Task Force will undertake a series of activities, divided into three parts: a broad scientific and policy assessment, engagement activities...
Science and Knowledge is at the heart of IUCN  
The Science and Knowledge team facilitates and catalyses integration of science into IUCN’s programme and promotes enhanced knowledge management to support better conservation practice. Working...
Synthetic biology has no widely agreed definition. However, it is commonly understood as a field where engineering principles are applied to biology...
This field is developing extremely rapidly with multiple implications for food security, agriculture, trade, health and geo-engineering. Its applications will also affect global biodiversity in...
Seeking information about synthetic biology? Here you will find reports, peer-reviewed scientific papers and relevant publications about synthetic...
Publications Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2015). Synthetic biology, Montreal, Technical Series No. 82, 118 pages. IUCN SSC (2016). IUCN SSC Guiding principles on Creating...
Synthetic biology will have implications for biodiversity conservation and therefore for the objectives of biodiversity-related conventions such as...
At its last Conference, Parties to the CBD decided, not without some hesitation, that a useful starting point for the purpose of facilitating scientific and technical deliberations under the...
In December 2015, IUCN convened scientists and conservationists to a meeting in Bellagio, Italy to understand the relevance of synthetic biology to IUCN's mission and vision, to discuss the future of...

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