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Protected Areas as Solutions for Climate Change

Protected area systems provide powerful tools to combat climate change; with commitment and planning they could do even more in the future. This story is shared with CEC by Nigel Dudley and Trevor Sandwith of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story
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Computer Simulations on Climate Change: Four to Try

We need a way to see the future without waiting for it to arrive. And it turns out that simulation models are very good at helping us do that. Simulations like the four shown here are useful tools for awareness-raising and communications efforts on climate change. From CEC Steering Committee member Dominic Stucker of the Sustainability Institute.

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Mekong Floods 2008

Community Resilience: CEC Member Editorial

CEC Steering Committee member Brad Smith and Rebekah Green of Western Washington University offer this guest editorial on climate change and community resilience, from the October 2009 CEC e-newsletter. International organizations such as the IUCN play a crucial role in promoting and supporting community resilience. Especially important is the work of defining and promoting the integration of disaster reduction, ecosystem protection and management, and community livelihood development at the national, regional, and community level. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Fish and seagrass, Menorca, Spain

Course on Cross Sector Collaboration

Need to know how to get Industry, Government and Community Leaders to work together on a politically difficult problem? A new course offered by CEC member Peter Adler addresses cross sector collaboration. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Elinor Ostrom lecturing at Indiana University

IUCN congratulates Nobel Prize winner

IUCN congratulates Professor Elinor Ostrom, a member of IUCN's Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, for winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story

Japan adopts the Basic Act on Biodiversity

Japan leads the way for biodiversity

The Kobe Biodiversity Dialogue, from 15-16 October, will culminate at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that will take place in Nagoya in October 2010. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story

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IUCN West Asia contributes to the gender and climate change training in Bangkok

In parallel with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Meeting in Bangkok, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia participated in the Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change. This Asian chapter of the training is the fifth in a series of successful workshops held previously in Europe, USA, and the Caribbean and the Americas. Forty five Asian sustainable development and climate change practitioners attended this three-day-training course which was convened by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) during Sept. 24-26, 2009 in Bangkok. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story
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Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: A capacity needs assessment process

Strengthening capacity for effective participation in forest governance reform processes

From the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project, a timely and tested guide to conducting a capacity needs assessment and developing a capacity-strengthening strategy for stakeholders in forest governance reforms. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

Multi-stakeholder dialogues: What role do they play in forest governance reform?

What role do multi-stakeholder dialogues play in forest governance reform?

IUCN has just published the results from an interactive discussion organised by the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project at Chatham House in London, June 2009. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

IUCN's role in forest governance reform processes

IUCN’s role in forest governance reform processes

This new brief provides an overview of the roles that IUCN can play in support of national and regional forest governance reform processes, particularly those that address illegal logging, its associated trade and other predatory practices. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story