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Akwé: Kon collects traditional Sámi knowledge

Treaties made by the UN constantly introduce new principles to forest use. Luckily, they do not always cause problems. A good example is Akwé: Kon. …  

05 Dec 2011 | News story
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Cato Manor's Green Street, Durban

Welcome to Green Street South Africa

Just fifteen minutes away from the UN Climate Summit in Durban you can see what a real difference putting policy in to action can actually make. In a first for South Africa, 30 low-income houses in a street in Cato Manor Township have been given a green upgrade.   …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story

Masaai boy herding goats, Olbil, Tanzania

Climate awareness at 30,000 feet: IUCN and South African Airways team up

Africa’s most awarded airline, South African Airways, and the world’s largest environmental union, IUCN, have teamed up to launch a unique climate change awareness campaign to coincide with the start of the UN’s Climate Change Summit in Durban. …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

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Climate SAVE

Did you know that Europe overseas territories host over 20% of the world’s coral reefs, lagoons and associated mangrove ecosystems and form the world’s largest Exclusive Economic Zone? Did you know that these territories are not only vulnerable to climate change, but can also provide solutions? Read the full message travelling to world leaders currently gathering at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban.  …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

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Governance of the Goascorán River: a shared resource between El Salvador and Honduras

As part of the IUCN Building River Dialogues and Governance (BRIDGE) project, a workshop was held to strengthen governance capacity of the transboundary river Goascorán. This river basin is shared by Honduras and El Salvador, an area of great environmental, economical and geopolitical importance in the region. …   | Spanish

01 Dec 2011 | News story

Natural Solutions: Protected Areas helping people cope with climate change

Natural Solutions: Protected Areas helping people cope with climate change

Protected areas are an essential part of the global response to climate change. …   | French | Spanish

01 Dec 2011 | Downloads - document

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Independent Panel to advise on rehabilitation and remediation of oil spill sites in the Niger Delta

The deadline for submissions to the Independent Panel on the Niger Delta has been extended until Thursday 22 December 2011. …  

30 Nov 2011 | News story

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Sharing water, sharing benefits: lessons on dams from West Africa

More than 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the past 50 years. Many more are in the planning to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food. But how can these developments rime with environmental sustainability and participatory processes? …   | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

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IUCN Membership tops 1200

On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2011 | News story

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Strengthening the defences

Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt more than the Pacific Islands where governments are starting to realise the importance of managing ecosystems in a sustainable way to help their countries adapt to this growing challenge. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story