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Tacaná, Guatemala

Transboundary waters governance in Central America

Strenghtening knowledge and capacities for shared waters  governance was the aim of a high-level workshop in El Salvador facilitated by IUCN. …  

08 Oct 2010 | News story

TEEB for Business: Call for Contributions

TEEB: assessing the value of ecosystems and biodiversity

This October TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) will launch a final report at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya Japan, illustrating new economic approaches to biodiversity conservation by taking examples from forests, mining and cities.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Drying the cocoa

Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources

 Agreeing on a protocol on the provision and use of the genetic resources is a crucial element needed for the success of the upcoming Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations in Nagoya, Japan. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Engaging business in the CBD

An unprecedented attendance by business representatives is expected this October at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. Hot topics for business include incentive measures, resource mobilization and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources. An interesting agenda of side-events at the interface of business and biodiversity is also scheduled.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Encuentro Mundial del Chaco discute futuro de la región

Comenzó el Encuentro Mundial del Chaco, debaten el futuro de la región

La idea fundamental de este encuentro es convocar a los actores más relevantes para el Gran Chaco Americano y construir una agenda compartida que apunte a un desarrollo más sostenible de la ecoregión chaqueña. …  

07 Oct 2010 | News story
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State-owned cement company in Kien Giang

Leveraging foreign investment for environmental benefits in Vietnam

Foreign direct investment has helped transform the Vietnamese economy over the last 15 years. Foreign companies have brought in more efficient and cleaner technologies, safer workplaces, international standard management practices, and links to global supply chains. Indeed, the arrival of foreign companies and the huge increase in exports has been the basis of Vietnam’s high growth rates and rapid poverty reduction. …   | Vietnamese

07 Oct 2010 | News story
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Encuentro RIOCC

Red Iberoamericana de Oficinas de Cambio Climático (RIOCC) presentó sus avances previos a la cumbre de Cancún

La RIOCC trabaja de forma sinérgica con la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC). Su objetivo general es garantizar el desarrollo sostenible en la región iberoamericana integrando en los planes de desarrollo y en los programas de cooperación bilateral y multilateral la lucha contra el cambio climático y las medidas de adaptación a sus efectos adversos. …  

07 Oct 2010 | News story

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Follow CEC via Social Networking Sites

Join the new CEC accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare and Picasa and view CEC videos on the IUCN YouTube Channel. CEC will be adding content throughout CBD COP10 in Nagoya. Sign up today. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN's new conservation centre

75th Meeting of IUCN Council

The 75th meeting of the IUCN Council will get underway in Gland, Switzerland on 18 November 2010. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2010 | Article

Food Security through Additional Income Generation

27-28 September 2010, Rome, Italy

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated at the stakeholders consultation on “Food Security through Additional Income Generation: From Payment of Environmental Services to Remuneration of Positive Externalities (RPE) in the Agriculture and Food Sector,” convened by the FAO Natural Resource Management and Environment Department at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Thomas Greiber, Senior Legal Officer at the Centre, was invited to give a presentation on legal frameworks for payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, the topic of two recent publications by the Environmental Law Centre: “Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks”, and “Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level”.
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06 Oct 2010 | News story

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