West and Central Africa

United Nations

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd Intersessional meeting on Rio+20. Delegates were meeting last week in the same place but under a different meeting title: “First round of informal-informal negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document”. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Water - but not as we know it, says IUCN

The World Water Forum in Marseille has firmly placed nature at the heart of its strategies for improving global water resources. This effectively changes the way the world looks at protecting this most valuable liquid asset, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2012 | News story

Bagré Dam, Burkina Faso

Think dams, think people

When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) at the World Water Forum in Marseille. …   | French

14 Mar 2012 | News story

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia.

Water without borders

Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

13 Mar 2012 | News story


World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Woman voting on forest management in Ghana

IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

PREE workshop

Appel à candidature

Evaluation finale du Projet Régional d’Education Environnementale - PREE - Afrique de l’Ouest 

07 Mar 2012 | News story

6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

Présidium de la cérémonie de lancement du projet

Adaptation au Changement Climatique : l’UICN Burkina Faso et l’AGEREF/CL renforcent les stratégies et les actions d’adaptation dans la Comoé - Léraba

Le Mardi 28 Février 2012 à Banfora, dans la Région des Cascades s’est tenu en effet le lancement du projet « Améliorer les moyens de subsistance en s’adaptant au changement climatique au niveau du site de la Comoé - Léraba.» …  

29 Feb 2012 | News story
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La deuxième session de travail du groupe d’apprentissage GIRE dans la partie Est du Burkina Faso s’est tenue le 14 février dernier à Fada N’Gourma …  

29 Feb 2012 | News story
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