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Signs of renewed confidence in Bonn, but action still urgent

Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN. …  

11 Jun 2010 | International news release

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Sharing the benefits of REDD

Full participation of forest communities is indispensable for REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, plus conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) to be a success, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) says in a new study. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Río Azupizú, Puerto Bermúdez. Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha. Perú.

UNESCO anuncia 13 nuevas Reservas de Biosfera

La decisión se adoptó en la 22ª reunión del Consejo Internacional de Coordinación, que tuvo lugar del 31 de mayo al 4 de junio. Los sitios nuevos y ampliados enriquecen esta red, que totaliza ahora 564 reservas situadas en 109 países. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Les participants à la réunion du CTN Boma

La réunion du Comite Technique National du projet transfrontalier Mayombe

La réunion du Comité Technique National du projet Transfrontalier MAYOMBE s’est tenue à Boma, Province du Bas-Congo/RDC le  28 mai 2010, sous la présidence de Madame le Maire de la Ville.
Organisée par le Ministère de l'Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme, elle a bénéficié de l’appui financier et technique du Programme des Nations pour l’Environnement (PNUE) et de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN).
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07 Jun 2010 | Article
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Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Energy action in Asia

In Asia, IUCN is working to incorporate nature-based principles into energy policies and promote fair access to clean energy through economic approaches. From village solar energy projects to research into new energy crops, the work and experience of IUCN Members plays a key role. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Stephen Kamau, KENVO conservation officer

Care in the community - saving Kenya's forests

Forests cover less than 3% of Kenya’s land area but they’re an important source of income, food and economic growth to the country. However, forests are increasingly under pressure, due to rampant charcoal burning, illegal logging, overgrazing, forest fires and pollution. The Kijabe Environment Volunteers group (KENVO) has made great moves in preserving vast areas of the Gatamaiyu forest near Nairobi, working with local communities, many of whom were previously involved in illegal and destructive activities in the forest. …  

01 Jun 2010 | Audio

Shagarab Refugee Camp, North Eastern Sudan

Feeling the heat - energy pressure in the Horn of Africa

Sound environmental management is central to refugee security and well-being. Managed sustainably, the environment can supply much-needed goods and services for refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) including fuel wood and building material. …  

31 May 2010 | News story

Landscapes form Middle-East

Climate action needed now - talks continue

As climate negotiations resume today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges delegates to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime. …  

31 May 2010 | International news release


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