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Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Dr Poul Engberg-Pedersen

New IUCN Deputy Director General appointed

Dr Poul Engberg-Pedersen has been nominated IUCN Deputy Director General. …   | French | Spanish

17 Feb 2011 | News story

World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

Announcing World Water Day: 22 March 2011

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Event

Amna Abdulwazid and her agroforest plot in the Fau 5 camp, Eastern Sudan

IUCN's Stewart Maginnis on the importance of forests

What role do forests play in combating climate change and providing livelihoods for millions of people around the world? How do forests affect all 6.8 billion people on the planet? Stewart Maginnis, Director of IUCN's Environment and Development Group answers those question on Global Connections TV. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Video

India’s challenge - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

TERI event: Youth Unite for Voluntary Action on Climate Change

In India, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports held its third YUVA Meet in February. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

West Africa

Newsletter du PREE Decembre 2010

Programme Regional d'Education a l'Environnement est une initiative du PRCM, Programme Régional de Conservation de la Zone Côtière et Marine d‘Afrique de l‘Ouest. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

An island of Europe overseas in the Western Indian Ocean

Islands of the Western Indian Ocean unite

In October, 2010 during the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) in Nagoya, Japan, the Western Indian Ocean Partnership (WIOP) was launched. WIOP, under the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA), aims to promote national and regional action to safeguard the resilience of the region’s ecosystems so that they can continue to help address climate change and provide security to its people. …  

11 Feb 2011 | Article

Protecting Paris polyphylla, a medicinal plant in China

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing opened for signature

On 2 February 2011, the “Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity” was opened for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. …  

11 Feb 2011 | News story

Artisanal fishing in mangroves area, Chiapas, Mexico

Increasing climate change resilience in El Salvador

CRiSTAL, a tool used to identify threats of climate change impacts on community livelihoods, was the focus of a recent workshop in the San Ignacio region of El Salvador. …   | Spanish

10 Feb 2011 | News story