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Women at pump, Tanzania

Energy: A gender issue

 Energy is essential to nearly all aspects of our lives but it means different things to different people. In the developed world energy can mean petrol to run cars, electricity for lights and computers. In the developing world, it can mean survival: being able to boil water to avoid disease. Millions of people, mostly women and children, spend many hours a day collecting fuel for heating and cooking. …  

05 Mar 2013 | News story
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Community-based, sustainable and commercially viable Aloe vera products as alternative income for fisherwomen in Bar Reef Special Management Area in Kalpitiya

SEED Initiative: 10 years old and growing

The SEED Initiative, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy, recently marked its 10th anniversary by celebrating numerous projects that are creating jobs while safeguarding the environment. …  

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

Women take action in the face of climate change

A new IUCN publication outlining action plans for women to help them adapt to climate change and minimize its impact has been launched today at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. …  

26 Nov 2012 | News story

money africa

In a nutshell: Hyderabad Biodiversity summit - Week One

At the 2010 Biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed the ‘Big Plan to save nature’ with its 20 Aichi biodiversity targets to be met by 2020. Today, the Parties meet again, this time in Hyderabad, India to discuss what progress has been made so far in turning the Big Plan into reality. …  

14 Oct 2012 | News story

LCF Guide

Investment guide to ‘triple win’ from locally controlled forestry

The most detailed discussions to date between investors and forest rights-holders have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a ‘triple win’ of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests. …  

24 Sep 2012 | News story

Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Nombre de places limité au Campus de la conservation – inscrivez-vous vite !

Après le succès des cours d’apprentissage du Congrès de 2008 à Barcelone, le Congrès mondial de la conservation de la nature présentera cette année un Campus de la conservation. Celui-ci sera dédié à une formation pratique pour soutenir l’application du Programme de l’UICN 2013-2016. …   | English | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

Les Membres votent sur les motions au Congrès de l'UICN 2008 à Barcelone

Faîtes résonner votre voix !

Grâce aux motions, les Membres ont l’occasion unique, lors du Congrès de l’UICN, d’influencer l’agenda mondial de la conservation de la nature. Ils doivent pour cela s’assurer d’être accrédités afin de pouvoir voter et parler à l’Assemblée des Membres, aux côtés des observateurs possédant un droit de parole. …   | English | Spanish

17 Jul 2012 | News story

Congress participants during the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Dernières heures pour les tarifs préférentiels sur l'inscription au Congrès

2012 est une année chargée dans le domaine de l’environnement, avec l’organisation de nombreuses conventions. Mais le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN se distingue de par son caractère et son public uniques. C’est le seul sommet mondial qui représente chaque aspect de la conservation, en rapprochant les acteurs de tous niveaux – issus de gouvernements, d’ONG internationales, d’universités et d’organisations caritatives locales. …   | English | Spanish

05 Jul 2012 | News story

The Kaieture waterfall in Guyana, the world's tallest single drop water fall, proudly stands 275m high.

Water - it's irreplaceable

At the Rio Dialogues, civil society and business showed through their online votes and panelist speeches increasing leadership when it comes to water issues. And interesting enough, the right to water was not the number one recommendation passed on to the heads of States. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story
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