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IUCN CEC Newsletter - October 2009

Download this newsletter from the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. The full-text version is provided here in pdf. …  

23 Oct 2009 | News story

EPLP 71 Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

The term ‘rights-based approach’ (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. The newest IUCN publication “Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach” aims at informing all actors (governments, the private sector, local communities, non-governmental organizations) about the RBA and its potential contribution to guiding activities that, if unrestrained, may have a detrimental impact on nature conservation.
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23 Oct 2009 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Bringing business and nature closer together

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding for the second time. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

Última llamada  - Clima y naturaleza - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

Conservación Mundial : Miembros de UICN activos contra el cambio climático

El último número de la revista de la UICN Conservación Mundial, “Última Llamada: Clima y naturaleza”, incluye la colaboración de varios de sus Miembros en torno al tema candente del cambio climático : …   | English | French

22 Oct 2009 | News story

Chairman's input to World Conservation magazine: A bridge to the future

Investing in nature generates very high returns for the economy, society and the environment. It is also a low cost and effective way to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions while the world weans itself off fossil fuels, says IUCN President Ashok Khosla, in an article from the latest issue of IUCN’s World Conservation magazine: “Last call: Climate and nature”. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

TOT in Yemen

Training trainers in Yemen on designing and implementing public awareness campaigns

Under the patronage of the Yemeni Minister of Water and Environment HE Dr. Abdel Rahman Eleryani, IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature- Regional Office for West Asia conducted a regional training workshop entitled How to Design and Implement Public Awareness Campaigns in partnership with Inwent - Capacity Building International, and Sana’a University. The 5-day-training course, which was held from 4-8 October 2009 in Sana’a – Yemen, built the capacities of thirty trainers on designing and implementing environmental public awareness campaigns. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

The participants visited the Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, which produces garden furniture for IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products

On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.  

 
 

22 Oct 2009 | News story
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Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World

Respuestas al cambio climático en Asia: Nueva publicación

Una nueva publicación explora “Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World” (Cuestiones cruciales en el cambio climático y el Protocolo de Kioto: Asia y el mundo), editada por Kheng-Lian Koh, Lin-Heng Lye y Jolene Lin, del Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la región Asia-Pacífico (Miembro de UICN), Universidad Nacional de Singapur. …   | English | French

21 Oct 2009 | News story

Schematic framework of anthropogenic climate change drivers, impacts, and responses

Psychology and Global Climate Change

This 215-page report from the American Psychological Association addresses the psychology of climate change. An interesting read recommended by Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, and Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Director.
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21 Oct 2009 | News story
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Melting mountains - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

IUCN: Changing the Climate Forecast

Climate change will seriously affect humans, our environment, our health and our security. Rising sea levels, wildfires, floods, droughts and storms will become more common, and up to 30 percent of the planet’s plant and animal species could become extinct. Follow these links on the IUCN website to learn more. …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story

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