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Nadine McCORMICK, Programme Officer

Energy options

Nadine McCormick, Programme Officer, IUCN's Energy Network Coordinator, talks about the energy options available in Geneva and the measures that have been put in place to reduce their environmental impact. …  

31 May 2010 | Video

Greenweek2010

IUCN at Greenweek

 31 May 2010, Brussels. IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, will showcase its work on biodiversity conservation at the Green Week organized by the European Commission from 1 to 4 June. …  

31 May 2010 | News story

Conservation for a New Era (Chinese)

Book Launch: Conservation for a New Era (Chinese)

IUCN China launched the Chinese version of “Conservation for a New Era” on April 20, 2010. The event was attend by IUCN Head of Science and Learning Unit Dr. Sue Mainka, IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, and Friends of Nature Chairman Professor Yang Dong Ping. …   | Chinese

31 May 2010 | News story

Shagarab Refugee Camp, North Eastern Sudan

Feeling the heat - energy pressure in the Horn of Africa

Sound environmental management is central to refugee security and well-being. Managed sustainably, the environment can supply much-needed goods and services for refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) including fuel wood and building material. …  

31 May 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Towards sustainable energy

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre talks about the need to look for more sustainable and renewable energy sources, and change the way we use energy. …  

31 May 2010 | Video

Actors playing out a scene on climate change at the Biodiversity Week 2010 in China

“Beautiful Nature, Beautiful Reading”: Biodiversity Book Launch and Inauguration of 2010 Biodiversity Week

The event was held on May 18, 2010 at the historical Han Fen Lou Bookstore in Beijing. Six excellent books related to biodiversity conservation were launched together at the event: the First Discovery Series for young children, Elephant Rola and Teachers for Tigers for children to read with their parents and teachers. The Whole World in Your Hands for nature and geography fans, as well as In Search of Harmony: ECBP Stories and Conservation for a New Era produced by professionals and specialists at the very front of biodiversity conservation. With simple language and colorful pictures, these books fully demonstrate the miraculous biodiversity in nature and articulate its linkages with our everyday life. …   | Chinese

31 May 2010 | News story

Landscapes form Middle-East

Climate action needed now - talks continue

As climate negotiations resume today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges delegates to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime. …  

31 May 2010 | International news release

Solar panels shown here of the 40kw grid-connected solar pv system installed at the Motofuoua Secondary School, Vaitupu, Tuvalu

Powering the Pacific - launch of Tuvalu solar project

The Vaitupu community; an island atoll located 112 km northeast of Tuvalu’s capital - Funafuti are celebrating the recent handover of the Tuvalu Photo Voltaic Electricity Network Integration Project (TPVENIP) by IUCN to the Tuvalu government. …  

30 May 2010 | News story

Deepwater Horizon rig in fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Risk against profits!

Because of the distance, prevailing currents and winds, the oil slick drifting to southern United States shores will probably not directly affect the Caribbean. However, events in the last few weeks in the Gulf of Mexico should be seen as a serious warning for any country commercializing its submarine oil resources, especially those who bet a lot on tourism such as in the Caribbean. How will governments and stakeholders now balance profits against risks?   | French | Spanish

29 May 2010 | International news release

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