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
Photojournalists, both professional and amateur, are invited to enter the first ever Nature Images Awards organised by IUCN and French nature magazine Terre Sauvage. Judges will be looking for entries which use inspirational images of nature to demonstrate the unique relationship between people and the natural world. … | Chinese
29 Mar 2011 | News story
Gender issues could be the common thread running through global environment and development work, and therefore be at the centre of restructuring the UN system to be more consistent across agencies, programmes and conventions. …
24 Mar 2011 | News story
The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, will launch its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, 2011. …
23 Mar 2011 | News story
Faire face aux besoins croissants en eau dans les villes est l'un des défis les plus urgents de ce siècle. La moitié de la population mondiale vit désormais dans les villes, et on estime que dans les deux décennies à venir, la population augmentera de 60%, soit 5 milliards de personnes. … | English | Spanish
22 Mar 2011 | News story
Key players and experts from the environment and sustainable development community gathered at IUCN’s headquarters in Switzerland this week to discuss how to implement sustainable development in the 21st Century. …
18 Mar 2011 | News story
- Femmes et droits de propriété aux forêts: Garantir des droits fonciers sûrs aux femmes et aux hommes, promeut la gestion forestière durable et atténue la pauvreté.
- Reportage: Il est maintenant temps que la communauté environnementale et forestière reconnaisse que les femmes sont des parties prenantes majeures des schémas de gestion forestière.
- Femmes et sylviculture communautaire: Les femmes passent sensiblement plus de temps en forêt que les hommes.
08 Mar 2011 | News story
“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.* …
The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. … | Spanish
03 Jan 2011 | News story