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Tropical Cyclones: Impact on Coastal Livelihoods

 The coastal zone of Bangladesh is highly prone to disasters, particularly tropical cyclones and storm surges.The agriculture and fisheries sector suffer the most. This study points out a number of steps and policy options for coping with the change and sustaining livelihood activities using scientific, technological and institutional measures. …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

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REDD Explained

IUCN's David Huberman, Green Economy Coordinator, explains what the climate change policy acronym REDD means in practice. 

01 Oct 2009 | Video

Gateway to PES

A Gateway to Payments for Ecosystem Services

The Gateway offers an introduction and sense of direction into the complicated world of payments for ecosystem services (PES). It is tailored for researchers, practitioners and decision makers interested in using economic incentives in support of conservation and poverty reduction efforts in tropical forests. …  

09 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication
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L'économie au service de la conservation - atelier technique en Afrique de l'Ouest

Le 24 avril 2009, un atelier méthodologique sur le thème de l’économie de l’environnement a été organisé dans le bureau régional de l’UICN à Ouagadougou. …  

19 May 2009 | Downloads - document
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Delivering Multiple Benefits from Forest Carbon Markets

The prospect of linking carbon markets with forest conservation is a popular topic within the environmental community. The 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress provided a high-profile platform to exchange ideas on the role of forests as carbon stores. Animated by presentations spanning a variety of perspectives, the Global Thematic Workshop was one of the major events dedicated to this ecomplex issue. With hundreds of delegates in attendance, valuable insights were shared on the socio-economic and ecological risks and opportunities of forest carbon projects. …  

29 Oct 2008 | Event

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Making REDD Work for the Poor

This Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) report is dedicated to the increasingly popular topic of 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation' (REDD). Making REDD Work for the Poor outlines how the design of REDD could infuence its poverty implications and the key requirements for ensuring that REDD works for the poor. …  

29 Oct 2008 | Downloads - document

The nature of drylands: Diverse ecosystems, diverse solutions

The nature of drylands: Diverse ecosystems, diverse solutions

This magazine features over 30 articles on drylands from IUCN Members and Commission experts around the world. It illustrates the diversity of the drylands and dryland issues and provides an insight into the far-reaching work of IUCN’s membership in dryland areas of the world. …  

26 Sep 2008 | Downloads - publication

Building Biodiversity Business

Building Biodiversity Business

The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance. There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the public and policy makers that biodiversity (or component ecosystem services) can be conserved on a commercial basis. Based on extensive consulatation and analysis, the authors of this new report conclude that there are numerous pro-biodiversity business opportunities that can generate positive financial returns as well as real biodiversity benefits. …  

19 Mar 2008 | Downloads - publication

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Understanding the Private Demand for International Ecosystem Services - A survey of public attitudes and preferences in Geneva, Switzerland

During November and December of 2007, a survey of public attitudes and preferences on international ecosystem services was carried out in Geneva, Switzerland. This report provides some preliminary results of consumers' willingness to pay for the conservation of tropical forests. …  

10 Mar 2008 | Downloads - document