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Building Biodiversity Business

Private sector involvement crucial for sustainable development partnerships

Companies have coverage and influence, an emphasis on efficiency and special technical and managerial expertise that could strengthen sustainable development efforts considerably. This was a shared view by IUCN and other participants during the first week of the 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

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Message from the CEC Chair: An invitation to nominate CEC National Activators

The Chair of IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Keith Wheeler, is addressing a message - via the CEC portal - to IUCN Members, IUCN Regional and Country Offices, IUCN Regional and National Committees and CEC members …  

08 May 2009 | News story

IPBES

Climate Change has the IPCC – does biodiversity need IPBES?

Momentum is building around the establishment of "IPBES" (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). This would work for biodiversity in a similar way that the IPCC does for climate change, supporting governments and other decision-makers with information to make decisions in response to the best available science, and not just political interests or rhetoric. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Shell Sustainability Report

Shell Sustainability Report

Shell released its 2008 Sustainability Report today. IUCN has worked with Shell on various biodiversity related projects over the past ten years and notes positively that Shell’s reporting on sustainability in general has steadily improved over recent years, with increasing detail and transparency. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

IUCN and Rio Tinto, a leading global mining group, have signed a letter of intent. Over the coming months and through a multi-stakeholder approach, they will develop a work plan for working together in the future.
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07 May 2009 | News story

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Greening blue energy

IUCN’s partnership project with E.ON is underway. IUCN and E.ON met to identify the key issues of offshore renewable energies and agree on a collaborative research programme. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Agreement Holcim Spain - IUCN

Holcim Spain and the IUCN Mediterranean Programme have signed an agreement in April 2009. This sets another milestone in the relationship between IUCN and the Holcim Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Les acteurs échangent sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs en Afrique de l'Ouest

Les acteurs échangent sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs

Placé sous le patronage du Ministre de l’Hydraulique de la République du Niger, Ministre de tutelle de l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN), l’atelier régional sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenu les 23 et 24 avril 2009 à Niamey. L’atelier a été organisé par l’Institut International pour l’Environnement et le Développement (IIED),  l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN), et l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN), dans le cadre de l’initiative mondiale pour l’eau (GWI). …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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IUCN's role as facilitator in Cameroon's multi-stakeholder consultations for a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)

New report published evaluating multi-stakeholder consultation in Cameroon

The report is produced by The Keystone Center and is titled 'IUCN’s role as facilitator in Cameroon’s multi-stakeholder consultations for a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)'. …  

06 May 2009 | News story

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

Prescription for a blue economy

What do the global financial crisis and climate change have to tell us about the high seas? Both demonstrate the complexity of 21st century life. …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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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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