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Coming to Terms with Governance Workshop, Bangkok , 15th -16th October 2009

"Coming to terms with governance"  was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15- 16 October. …  

05 Nov 2009 | News story
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IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

CEL Side Event at World Forestry Congress, 19 October 2009

World Forestry Congress - BSAS

The World Forestry Congress was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18th to October 23rd. The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law was involved in a side event addressing Forestry Law in Argentina which took place on October 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Argentinean Rural Society’s Calden Hall.
This side event was co-organized by the Political and Social Studies Institute (IEPS) and the Federal Forestry and Environmental Law Institute from the Catholic University of Santa Fe’s Law School and Political Science Department with the support of IUCN and CEL.
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27 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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Awareness training for women in a human-Leopard conflict area of Northern Pakistan

Education for Conservation: Establishing leopard-friendly communities.

A leopard conservation project in Northern Pakistan has advanced human-feline relations in the area through the provision of educational training schemes. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Herbal fair

Herbal Fair: Healing the World through Promotion and Conservation of Medicinal Plants

A fair promoting herbal medicine was held at the premises of Ujanipara Buddhist Temple in Bandarban District of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The fair was jointly organized by IUCN Bangladesh (IUCNB) and Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity (BNKS), a member of IUCN. Around 300 people of different ethnic communities were present in this fair, a landmark event aimed towards conservation of essential medicinal plants. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Children washing hands, Guatemala

IUCN elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors

IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October …  

16 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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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


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