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Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

 IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article
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Coffee beans

Promoting responsible aluminium

IUCN and Nespresso, the European market leader in portionned coffee, have signed a five year partnership agreement to promote sustainability in aluminium value chains. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

IPBES

Improving knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystems

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to establish the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems, IPBES, which aims to strengthen the science –policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Western Gray Whale

Protecting whales on the edge of extinction

IUCN and the oil and gas Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) set up a collaboration to protect the critically endangered western gray whale. The population is slowly growing and is estimated to include 131 whales, but it still remains on the edge of extinction. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

TEEB for Business: Call for Contributions

TEEB: assessing the value of ecosystems and biodiversity

This October TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) will launch a final report at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya Japan, illustrating new economic approaches to biodiversity conservation by taking examples from forests, mining and cities.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Engaging business in the CBD

An unprecedented attendance by business representatives is expected this October at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. Hot topics for business include incentive measures, resource mobilization and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources. An interesting agenda of side-events at the interface of business and biodiversity is also scheduled.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

State-owned cement company in Kien Giang

Leveraging foreign investment for environmental benefits in Vietnam

Foreign direct investment has helped transform the Vietnamese economy over the last 15 years. Foreign companies have brought in more efficient and cleaner technologies, safer workplaces, international standard management practices, and links to global supply chains. Indeed, the arrival of foreign companies and the huge increase in exports has been the basis of Vietnam’s high growth rates and rapid poverty reduction. …   | Vietnamese

07 Oct 2010 | News story
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Greening the economy

Business backs efforts to halt biodiversity loss

Background: Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th October in Nagoya, Japan. The dialogue coincides with the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, which will set targets for the next ten years to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story
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