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Women group filming, Northern Uganda

Countdown to COP19: Building resilience in times of change [video]

In less than a month, it is that time of the year again for the annual UN Climate Change conference. In the lead up to this international event, IUCN Water will promote a selection of videos on what climate change can mean in the field, and what is being done about it in rural communities across the globe. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

Côte marine

Le Groupe Expert Côtier pour la capitalisation des expériences de planification côtière

Le Groupe Expert Côtier de la Commission sur la Gestion des Ecosystèmes travaille en collaboration étroite avec le programme Marin et Côtier (MACO) de l’UICN, sur différents dossiers, et notamment la mise en place d’un observatoire régional des risques côtiers en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce travail se réalise en appui au Centre de Suivi Ecologique de Dakar et à l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) et l’élaboration d’une stratégie régionale pour les aires marines protégées d’Afrique centrale, en lien avec le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale (RAPAC). …  

24 Oct 2013 | News story

View of Rotterdam

The URBES Project presents Rotterdam

The film Rotterdam - The transition to urban resilience introduces Rotterdam as one of the European cities aligned with the URBES - Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services project. The city presents its experiences and future perspectives on strengthening the resilience of the urban ecosystem as a way to deal with environmental changes.  …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

Rebecca Welling, Project Officer, IUCN Global Water Programme

Stepping outside the ‘water box’ to engage on Nexus issues

Blog by Rebecca Welling. This week I represented IUCN Water at the IWA Development Congress in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite the recent events there, the Congress was well attended, with over 1000 water professionals, global companies and institutions gathering to share experiences and knowledge on practical solutions, in particular for improved access to water and sanitation services for urban environments. …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

Claire Warmenbol

Blog: All hands to the pump: nexus lessons and solutions from Bogotà

Blog by Claire Warmenbol. As part of the ‘Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions’, I recently attended a workshop in Bogotà, Colombia – the second in a series of three regional workshops, jointly organised by IUCN and IWA. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story

Mitzela Davila

Interview with Mitzela Davila: Star Alliance beneficiary and BRIDGE project champion

As part of IUCN's partnership with the Star Alliance Biosphere Connections, each year a select number of project and field work partners are sponsored to travel to international meetings and events that will benefit their work. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2013 | News story

Communities face an uncertain future with longer and more severe drought spells in parts of Eastern Africa

Building resilience to drought: communities share their stories

Improving the resilience of dryland communities to the impacts of severe droughts is what the ‘Building Drought Resilience’ project in the Upper Aswa sub-catchment in Northern Uganda is all about. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

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PEDRR Lecture on " Unpacking resilience in the post-HFA: Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters" on 11 October

The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) would like to invite you to a lunch-hour discussion to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction this Friday, 11 October, at MIE-2 at 11:30-13:00. Light refreshments will be served.   …  

07 Oct 2013 | Article
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Frogleaps helps professionals achieve green change by providing free e-learning courses.

Announcing the new Frogleaps storytelling e-course

Frogleaps helps professionals achieve green change by providing free e-learning courses. The newest course on storytelling is now available online:   …  

04 Oct 2013 | Article

Blanket bog of the Flow Country, Forsinard, UK

New era for UK's peatlands

United Kingdom’s Minister for the Environment Richard Benyon announced a new initiative for peatland conservation at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme’s conference in York on 10-12 September 2013. The Peatland Code will help companies contribute to peatland restoration. …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story
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