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Non-timber forest products market, Lao PDR

Bangkok must ensure REDD-plus moves ahead

IUCN Daily Media Statement: As the Bangkok climate change talks near their end, some key elements are yet to be addressed. Progress is being made in the negotiations on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), which also includes conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhacement of forest carbon stocks (REDD Plus). But more must be done. …  

08 Oct 2009 | News story

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

Information on groundwater issues lacking on the Lower Mekong Basin

On 28th of September, IUCN Regional office, Bangkok under the aegis of its Water and Wetlands Programme organized the first meeting on groundwater management in the Lower Mekong Region. One key factor that emerged from the discussion is the lack of detailed information and thorough knowledge on groundwater management and development in the Lower Mekong basin consisting of Cambodia, Lao, Thailand and Vietnam. There are no statistics or studies that could be identified on usage, quantity, quality and demand.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Insider's view: Bangkok part 3

More from IUCN climate change expert Claire Parker in the meeting's second week. …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Greenomics Conference 2009 - Dubai, UAE

IUCN contribution in transition to Green Economy in West Asia

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) contributed in the Greenomics 2009 conference in Dubai which focused on the need and value of ensuring harmony between society, markets and environment. Energy conservation and efficiency enhancement were highlighted by key speakers from top companies like LG Electronics, Microsoft and Emirates Airlines. IUCN ROWA presented IUCN's response to the global environmental challenges caused by the present economic model, calling for the transition to a greener economy.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

Local Partners Champion Water and Climate Resilience in the Himalayas

“There is a water shortage in our district, what can we do?” asked Sri Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a pioneering and award winning environmental activist from the Himalayas, when meeting a delegation from IUCN in Gopeshwar, India …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Replanting mangroves at the Yala OAPN site, Sri Lanka (5)

Harness nature, protect against climate change

IUCN Daily Media Brief: Nature can be a cost-effective way to protect communities from climate change and extreme weather events. Healthy ecosystems, such as forests and wetlands, are beneficial to local populations for the many livelihood benefits that they provide: firewood, clean water, fibres, medicines, shelter and food. They can also form physical barriers against some extreme weather events, such as storm surges. …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Members from IUCN Vietnam visited the acid soil experiment at  the research center of Can Tho University’s Professor Duong Van Ni.

Wetlands Workshop Identifies The Need For Improved Environmental Guidance

On September 22-23, 2009, 30 scientists and wetlands managers met at Can Tho University in the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. They discussed the state of the wetlands in the delta and proposed policies that would help sustain the vital ecological services provided by wetlands and mitigate the effects of climate change on the region. The participants came from the delta’s leading universities and research centers, government agencies, NGOs, and management boards of wetland protected areas.

 
 
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07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Marker for Bangkok, once on land, now submerged and surrounded by shrimp farms.

Insider's view: Bangkok part 2

The latest from IUCN's expert Claire Parker on the state of negotiations.  …  

06 Oct 2009 | News story
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Woman carrying wood and leaves

Bangkok must listen, says IUCN

IUCN Daily Media Statement: Some 450 million people live in and around Asia-Pacific forests. Their engagement is critical in the success of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degredation (REDD), which also includes conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhacement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). Saving the world’s remaining forests must be part of any climate change deal that moves on from Bangkok to Copenhagen. …  

06 Oct 2009 | News story

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