Ecosystem

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Rapeseed field, Vaud, Switzerland

How to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive

Experts have come up with a series of tips for biofuel producers to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive species. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Coconut groves in brackish water.

Troubles in the Coconut Grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Windturbine and rapeseed

Pacific Energy Officials and Ministers Meeting, Nukualofa, Tonga : 20th -24th April 2009

“STRENGTHENING THE FRAGILE PACIFIC ISLANDS ENERGY SECTOR – Addressing energy, economy and environment in a period of rapid change” 

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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seaweed

Aviation industry should target efficiencies not algae

In this World Radio Switzerland interview, IUCN’s Nadine McCormick comments on claims from the 4th annual Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva that algae is the future energy source for aviation.

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01 Apr 2009 | News story
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Private Sector

Make sure rescue package is green, G20 told

A new global coalition of environmental, development, business and labour groups calls on the G-20 to make sure the financial stimulus package they are discussing this week is an inclusive and green one. …  

30 Mar 2009 | News story

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Planning for a sustainable energy future: IUCN reacts to Shell’s Strategy Update

Last week Shell repeated its intention to disinvest in wind and solar power and concentrate its efforts and investments on biofuels. IUCN takes note of Shell’s decision and hopes that it can be convinced to show more leadership in renewable energy in the future. …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story

Ashok Khosla

IUCN President outlines approaches for a more sustainable energy future

Ashok Khosla, IUCN President, presented his vision for how to get to a sustainable energy future at the inaugural Energy Pact Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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Winrock 6th biofuels conference

Winrock International India organizes ‘6th International Biofuels Conference’

Winrock International India (WII), a New Delhi based not-for-profit organization (also a IUCN member), organized the 6th International Biofuels Conference on March 4–5, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference, 6th in the series, has created a niche for itself and has over the years, become a vibrant and neutral platform for stakeholders from across the world. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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