Reunión Cuenta Atrás 2010, América del Sur

Falta poco: ¿de dónde venimos?, ¿hacia dónde vamos?

Representantes de alto nivel de doce países y organizaciones de Sudamérica y Europa se reunieron en Lima, Perú, para evaluar la situación de la biodiversidad en América del Sur. …  

12 Oct 2009 | News story
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Soils conference participants: University of Buenos Aires School of Law, 28 September 2009

Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision

On Monday, September 28 the “Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision” conference took place in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, the University of Buenos Aires School of Law , the Argentinean Ministry of the Environment, the Law for a Green Planet Institute and IDEA (Institute of Environmental Law and Economics). Distinguished authorities such as Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, Justice Antonio Herman Benjamín and world specialists on Soils and Desertification participated in the conference. …  

09 Oct 2009 | News story

Mangroves plantation

Progress in Bangkok, but hard work left for Barcelona and Copenhagen

IUCN Closing Statement: The Bangkok climate change talks, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), have moved the all-important negotiating text for a new climate change agreement forward. However, countries are still far from agreeing on the form of the agreement, and most importantly on emission cuts that would ensure a deal in Copenhagen in December. …  

09 Oct 2009 | News story

Public awareness raising on climate change is essential for the implementation of Viet Nam’s adaptation and mitigation activities.

Insider's view: Bangkok part 4

IUCN's head of delegation, Claire Parker outlines the latest developments as the meeting enters its final days. …  

08 Oct 2009 | News story
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Non-timber forest products market, Lao PDR

Bangkok must ensure REDD-plus moves ahead

IUCN Daily Media Statement: As the Bangkok climate change talks near their end, some key elements are yet to be addressed. Progress is being made in the negotiations on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), which also includes conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhacement of forest carbon stocks (REDD Plus). But more must be done. …  

08 Oct 2009 | News story

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

Information on groundwater issues lacking on the Lower Mekong Basin

On 28th of September, IUCN Regional office, Bangkok under the aegis of its Water and Wetlands Programme organized the first meeting on groundwater management in the Lower Mekong Region. One key factor that emerged from the discussion is the lack of detailed information and thorough knowledge on groundwater management and development in the Lower Mekong basin consisting of Cambodia, Lao, Thailand and Vietnam. There are no statistics or studies that could be identified on usage, quantity, quality and demand.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Insider's view: Bangkok part 3

More from IUCN climate change expert Claire Parker in the meeting's second week. …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Greenomics Conference 2009 - Dubai, UAE

IUCN contribution in transition to Green Economy in West Asia

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) contributed in the Greenomics 2009 conference in Dubai which focused on the need and value of ensuring harmony between society, markets and environment. Energy conservation and efficiency enhancement were highlighted by key speakers from top companies like LG Electronics, Microsoft and Emirates Airlines. IUCN ROWA presented IUCN's response to the global environmental challenges caused by the present economic model, calling for the transition to a greener economy.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

Local Partners Champion Water and Climate Resilience in the Himalayas

“There is a water shortage in our district, what can we do?” asked Sri Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a pioneering and award winning environmental activist from the Himalayas, when meeting a delegation from IUCN in Gopeshwar, India …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Replanting mangroves at the Yala OAPN site, Sri Lanka (5)

Harness nature, protect against climate change

IUCN Daily Media Brief: Nature can be a cost-effective way to protect communities from climate change and extreme weather events. Healthy ecosystems, such as forests and wetlands, are beneficial to local populations for the many livelihood benefits that they provide: firewood, clean water, fibres, medicines, shelter and food. They can also form physical barriers against some extreme weather events, such as storm surges. …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story