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Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

Jordan Training

Arab governments show foresight over climate change and gender equality

With a firm agreement elusive in the countdown to the UN climate change negotiations in Copenhagen next month, the ability of local communities in the Arab region to fight the negative effects of climate change hang in the balance. …  

12 Nov 2009 | News story

Copenhagen COP 15

Insider's view: from Barcelona to Copenhagen

The Climate Change Talks held in Barcelona (2-6 November) under the auspices of the UNFCCC ended with the Chairmen of the two main negotiating streams expressing confidence that ‘a strong outcome of COP15 at Copenhagen can be achieved that is balanced, fair, ambitious and effective’. However, at the same time, most negotiating groups are now playing down the probability that the initially hoped-for legally binding agreement will emerge in December. They admit that there is now a lack of time as well as a lack of progress. They prefer to refer to a ‘politically binding agreement’ (the meaning of which is less than clear) and to devoting 2010 to negotiating the details of a legal treaty- i.e. legally binding under international law.  …  

09 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

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

International Convention on the Conservation of Psittacidae

IUCN Member, the Loro Parque Foundation, will organise the 1st International Convention on the Conservation of Psittacidae - Science, Policy and Practice, from the 20 to 22 September 2010, and the 7th International Parrot Convention, from the 22 to 25 September 2010. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2009 | News story

Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

France confirms its cooperation with the world’s largest nature conservation network

Biodiversity conservation projects, set up as early as this year, in Africa, the Mediterranean and in the EU overseas entities …   | French | Spanish

18 Sep 2009 | News story

Javier Garat, Secretario General de CEPESCA

UICN y Cepesca estrecharán su colaboración

UICN y Cepesca estrecharán su colaboración para lograr una actividad pesquera más sostenible y asegurar una mayor conservación de los ecosistemas marinos …  

15 Sep 2009 | News story
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Computer

Find environment experts at the touch of a button

An Ecosystem Services Expert Directory is now available for free online. Journalists, business leaders and governments can use the directory to search hundreds of environment experts from organizations such as IUCN, the Ecological Society of America and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’s working groups. …   | French | Spanish

15 Sep 2009 | News story

Camels in Ksar Ghilane in South Tunisia

Desert power

As climate change escalates, the world is increasingly looking to engineered solutions to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable energy. Recently the focus has turned on deserts and how they can be used to supply large amounts of renewable energy which is causing some concern among environmentalists. …  

14 Sep 2009 | News story

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