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Pristine mangrove forest in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

"Go Mangroves" in Sian Ka'an

Just a couple of hours outside the tourist Mecca that is Cancun, Mexico, where delegates at the UN’s climate summit are meeting, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve offers up 120 km of pristine Caribbean coastline. …  

05 Dec 2010 | News story

IUCN's Rocio Cordoba at COP 16

New water project gives new hope to vulnerable people

A new water governance project for the Mesoamerica region was launched today in Cancun, Mexico, during the UN climate talks. …  

03 Dec 2010 | Audio

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

What can we expect from Cancun

After the failure in Copenhagen by world leaders to commit to binding targets for reducing climate warming emissions, hopes for a breakthrough in climate negotiations starting at the end of November are not high. Key solutions such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, making sure new and additional money is avaiable for developing countries to fight the impact of a warmer planet, and Adaptation will help restore lost confidence, according to IUCN's Ninni Ikkala. …  

10 Nov 2010 | Audio

Roberto Zolho, IUCN CCDP Country Coordinator in Mozambique

Safeguarding livelihoods in a changing climate: progress in Mozambique

Adaptation to changing weather patterns, some of which may be attributable to climate change, is highly important for people's livelihoods and to help them become more resilient to environmental hazards. Through its Climate Change and Development Project (CCDP), IUCN is working with local and national stakeholders to develop adaptation measures which will sustainably safeguard local livelihoods and habitats into the future. …  

01 Oct 2010 | Audio

Bosque tropical

Who will pay for REDD?

If you found the acronym REDD, which stands for  Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, confusing, prepare yourself for a new one; REDD-Plus. Consuelo Espinosa, IUCN's Senior Forest and Climate Change Officer, explains what the terms means and examines how REDD-Plus financing will work. She says that if developed countries are going to foot the bill, developing countries must be prepared to prove exactly what the funding they received achieved. …  

01 Oct 2009 | Audio

Sagarmatha National Park

Make sure REDD rewards right people

Ghan Shyam Pandey, from the Federation of Community Forest Users in Nepal, speaks to Wild Talk about the community-managed forests in his region. He says Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) will have to compensate the communities who actually protect the forests, rather than the governments and state agencies, if it is to be sustainable. …  

01 Oct 2009 | Audio