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A Guidebook to the Green Economy

The Green Economy is becoming an increasingly popular and widely used term. There are many theories, views, inititatives and expectations associated with this new concept. There also is significant confusion with regards to the real scope and potential of the Green Economy. This guidebook serves as an introduction into this complex topic, providing readers with an overview of some of the key ideas and themes currently animating the Green Economy discourse.  …  

16 Aug 2010 | Article
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Protestors against mining in protected areas, New Zealand

Victory for New Zealand’s Nature

New Zealand Government retracts its proposal on mining in protected areas. …  

13 Aug 2010 | International news release

Dilmah sustainability declaration

IUCN Facilitates Sustainability Declaration by Dilmah Tea

 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature today facilitated the addition of sustainability as one more pillar to the core values of Dilmah Tea. This declaration of a core commitment to sustainability was made by founder Mr Merril J Fernando, at the inaugural session of the Global Distributor’s Conference of Dilmah.   …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

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Encouraging closer collaboration between biofuel sustainability standards - report now available

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. The final report is now available. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Joanna Cochrane at Waterton, Canada

A visit to IUCN Secretariat by Shell’s Manager of Sensitive Areas

Joanna Cochrane, Manager Sensitive Areas in Shell Upstream International, visited the IUCN Secretariat to present Shell's newly formed Sensitive Areas team and hold exploratory discussions. …  

03 Aug 2010 | News story
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Gray whale

Endangered whales at risk from rush to exploit offshore oil and gas in Russian Far East

In 1974 the western North Pacific population of gray whales was thought to be extinct. Thankfully, to quote Mark Twain, news of its demise was “exaggerated” but sadly, not “greatly exaggerated”. Today, a slowly growing population, numbering perhaps 130, visits the northeastern coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island each summer to feed. This population is imminently threatened unless the Russian Government postpones a planned seismic survey. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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Meditour

UICN-Med en Meditour 2010

Coincidiendo con su 10º Aniversario en España, el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN se alía con la Cámara de Comercio de Málaga para un turismo más sostenible …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story
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Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

IUCN's Collaboration Agreement with Rio Tinto

The Collaboration Agreement, signed 12 July, 2010, between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Rio Tinto London Limited (Rio Tinto) commits IUCN and Rio Tinto to focus their collaborative projects on innovative and ground-breaking biodiversity conservation activities and to ensure transparency between and within both Parties. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2010 | News story
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Building Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity climbs the corporate agenda

Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of ‘natural capital’, a new report highlights. …   | Spanish

13 Jul 2010 | International news release