Juillet 2009

Green Belt Exhibition Linz

The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future

‘The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future’ exhibition opened at the Linz Schlossmuseum on the 4th July 2009 as part of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. The exhibition was opened by the Landeshauptmann (Head of the Government) of Upper Austria, Mr. Pühringer. Over 400 guests attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which will run until the 10th January 2010. The space for the Green Belt exhibition is approximately 1,000 square meters. …  

20 Jul 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvbre at Holcim event in Fez

Holcim Awards Gold prize for sustainable construction to Fez in Morocco

This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …  

17 Jul 2009 | News story
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The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story

Expert Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services in Miyun Watershed

On 11 June 2009, IUCN China hosted “Expert Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services in Miyun Watershed” to gather many relevant stakeholders to share information on Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). …   | Chinese

16 Jul 2009 | News story

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Le temps des entreprises biodiversité

Quels sont les points communs entre les excursions d’écotourisme, les fleurs sauvages, les plantes médicinales et aromatiques, les huiles essentielles, les tisanes et les confitures ? Ils sont tous le résultat d’un écosystème sain. …   | English

16 Jul 2009 | News story

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Invitation to discuss the Draft National Protected Areas System Development Strategy and Action Plan for Georgia

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, on behalf of the Agency of Protected Areas of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia, kindly invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the draft National Protected Areas System Development Strategy and Action Plan. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

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Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 74

Towards Sustainable Fisheries Law

As most of the fish resources in the world’s oceans are constantly depleting, the development of effective and efficient instruments of fisheries management becomes crucial. Against this background, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme proudly presents its latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper Series, edited by Gerd Winter, a long standing member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, which focuses on a legal approach towards sustainable and equitable management of fish resources. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

IUCN EPLP No. 72

Shared Resources: Issues of Governance

IUCN is pleased to announce “Shared Resources: Issues of Governance,” a selection of case studies on transboundary governance frameworks and the latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Series. This book was prepared by IUCN with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Former IUCN Environmental Law Centre Legal Officer Ms. Sharelle Hart edited the publication with contributions from fifteen co-authors. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

Komadogu-Yobe, Nigeria

Supporting the National IWRM Commission in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the first countries to establish a national IWRM Commission, and is now rolling out IWRM offices across the country …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story