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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

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TEEB: achievements and future perspectives

On the 12th April, 2011, a meeting on TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) was hosted at the European Parliament by the Mediterranean subgroup of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”. It aimed to show how actors can implement TEEB and to outline what future actions should be taken. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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IUCN helps businesses value nature

Today, IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) – a new message to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fibre and protection against natural disasters. …  

08 Apr 2011 | News story

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Acting beyond boundaries to address urban water challenge

You cannot optimize water in cities without looking at the natural water basin or catchment areas which are serving them” said Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Water Programme during a recent workshop at the UN World Water Day conference in Cape Town. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

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

Día Mundial del Agua: ciudades sedientas

Hacer frente a la creciente necesidad de agua en las ciudades es uno de los retos más apremiantes de este siglo. La mitad de la población mundial vive en entornos urbanos y se estima que dentro de dos décadas la cifra aumentará a casi el 60% de la población, es decir 5 mil millones de personas. …   | English | French

22 Mar 2011 | News story

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Renovación del acuerdo entre Holcim y la UICN

La UICN (Unión Internacional de Conservación de la Naturaleza) y Holcim decidieron renovar su acuerdo de asociación destinado a proteger la biodiversidad en las canteras de Holcim en todo el mundo. Dicha cooperación, iniciada en 2007, se extiende ahora por tres años más. …   | English | French

02 Mar 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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The Economics of Nature: Taking stock, sharing action

The IUCN UK National Committee's second themed conference on 'The Economics of Nature: taking stock, sharing action' was held on Thursday 16th November 2010 in London, in partnership with Carbon Leapfrog. A conference video is now available. …  

25 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

UICN da la bienvenida al Año Internacional de los Bosques

Los bosques del mundo son esenciales para la vida, su diversidad y para alcanzar los objetivos más grandes de la humanidad, tales como: reducir la pobreza, frenar el cambio climático y lograr un desarrollo sostenible. Durante 2011, la UICN trabajará para asegurar que los bosques ofrezcan su máximo potencial para el bienestar humano y la conservación de la biodiversidad. …   | English

03 Jan 2011 | News story

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