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Mainstreaming Gender in Climate talks

Background: For many years, there has been an assumption that the negative impacts of climate change and the efforts to mitigate them have similar effects on both men and women. However, the world has progressively recognized that women and men experience climate change differently, and that gender inequalities worsen women’s coping capacity. It has also been acknowledged that women are important agents of change and holders of significant knowledge and skills related to mitigation, adaptation, and the reduction of risks in the face of climate change, making them crucial agents in this area. …  

10 Nov 2009 | News story

Sacred waterfall in Nyika National Park, Malawi

IUCN launches Russian and Spanish versions of Sacred Sites Guidelines

IUCN launches today Russian and Spanish versions of its Sacred Natural Sites: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers – a landmark publication to support the protection of sacred places around the world. …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

Putting a price tag on nature’s services – new book

Cutting-edge science and striking photography are combined in a new book about ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being. …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story

Multi-stakeholder design of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Multi-stakeholder arrangements for improving forest governance and accountability

IUCN and Wageningen International (part of the Wageningen University & Research Centre) have just published the results of a joint study of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

Africa Ministerial Council on Water

IUCN at Africa Water Week

Mainstreaming climate change in integrated water resources management will be a key topic at the 2nd Africa Water Week in Johannesburg, 9-13 November. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

Neil Cox, Mike Hoffman, Martin Sneary

A Mini Barcelona in DC

Last week saw IUCN's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, and Deputy Director General, Bill Jackson, complete a whistle-stop tour of Washington D.C. in which they met with key players within the Capitol from the State Department to the World Bank. …  

05 Nov 2009 | News story

Natureandpoverty.net interactive platform now online

The Natureandpoverty.net programme, coordinated by the IUCN Netherlands National Committee, is a learning network to facilitate linking and learning between Non-Governmental Organisations working in the field of nature conservation and poverty alleviation. As part of this programme they have just launched a new online interactive platform: Natureandpoverty.net 

05 Nov 2009 | News story

Women discussion group in Tenedba-Eastern Sudan

Milestone Gender and Climate Change Agreement on Horizon

The Copenhagen agreement may be the first to recognize the gender dimensions of climate change, saving the lives of millions of women and children and taking a major step toward addressing the human impacts of climate change. …  

05 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 63

Gobernanza del Agua en Mesoamérica - Dimensión Ambiental

Con el objeto de contribuir al debate que promueva una gobernanza efectiva del agua en Mesoamérica, sobre una base jurídica sólida, el Centro de Derecho Ambiental y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica presentan su nueva publicación dentro de la serie Política y Derecho Ambiental. …  

04 Nov 2009 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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