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2012 IUCN annual report : Nature+ : towards nature-based solutions

2012 lived up to its promise of being one of the busiest years for the global environmental community. From the birth of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to the Rio+20 conference, and from UN climate and biodiversity meetings to IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, our Union certainly had our hands full this year. All of these major policy events focused on intensifying global efforts towards sustainable development and keeping us within planetary boundaries. This annual report documents the highlights and the achievements of the Union in 2012.

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> 2012 UICN rapport annuel : Nature+ : vers des solutions basées sur la nature
> 2012 UICN Informe Anual : Naturaleza+ : haci a soluci ones basadas en la naturaleza
2012 IUCN annual report: Nature+: towards nature-based solutions

Guía explicativa del Protocolo de Nagoya : sobre acceso y participación en los beneficios

El objetivo principal de esta Guía Explicativa es facilitar la comprensión de las obligaciones legales de las Partes en el Protocolo de Nagoya sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos y Participación Justa y Equitativa en los Beneficios que se Deriven de su Utilización (ABS, por sus siglas en inglés) al Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica. Es el producto de una colaboración fructífera, constructiva y armoniosa con los expertos en ABS de diferentes regiones e instituciones internacionales que se comprometieron con la UICN en la redacción y revisión de esta Guía. La UICN espera ofrecer a través de esta Guía una herramienta adaptable para la futura creación de capacidad y campañas de sensibilización sobre ABS, así como una referencia importante para los países en sus esfuerzos para aplicar el Protocolo de Nagoya y poner en funcionamiento el ABS en la práctica.


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> An explanatory guide to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing
Guía explicativa del Protocolo de Nagoya, 2013.

Guide for quick evaluation of management in Mediterranean MPAs

This guideline provides a description of the structured process used to identify the set of common indicators most useful for evaluating the effectiveness of management in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The indicators address all elements of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) management effectiveness framework and cover all dimensions of MPA management, from management approaches to the final outcomes in terms of biodiversity conservation, stakeholder participation, governance and socio-economic impacts.


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> Guide pour l’évaluation rapide de la gestion des AMP méditererranéennes
> Guida alla valutazione rapida della gestione nelle AMP mediterranee
Guide for quick evaluation of management in Mediterranean MPAs

Evaluation of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress: final report

The evaluation of the 2012 World Conservation Congress (Congress) asked whether the Congress can be made more relevant, effective and efficient. This evaluation has been an internal exercise, undertaken by IUCN’s Secretariat Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Unit between September 2012 and March 2013. While the 2012 Congress Participants’ Survey showed that the Congress was highly appreciated by the participants, a number of suggestions for improvements were made.


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Evaluation of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress: final report

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