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Delta 2011

This meeting, the third in a series, was sponsored by IWMI, FAO, WorldFish Center, IRRI, SEI, and MONRE’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Environment (IMHEN). Jim Syvitski of the University of Colorado gave the keynote speech. He was the lead author of the sinking deltas paper that was published in Nature and has attracted a lot of attention. Deltas sink naturally unless they are replenished with sediment, which they are under normal conditions. The formula describing this relationship is: R = A ± E - Cn - Ca - M
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23 Mar 2011 | Article

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Joint Statement on the Launch of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, will launch its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, 2011. …  

23 Mar 2011 | News story

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World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. This means that a tremendous amount of water is needed, for drinking, sanitation, industry and to produce food. Ensuring reliable access to safe water supplies will make the cities of the future truly sustainable. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

World Water Day Celebrated by IUCN Pakistan

Quetta: IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature Pakistan in collaboration with Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Balochistan organised a seminar titled: Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge on occasion of the World Water Day 2011. Sardar Mohammad Tariq, Regional Chair (South Asia), Global Water Partnership was the chief guest. The objective of seminar was to sensitise the general masses and interact with the stakeholders about water issues in the urban areas of Balochistan, especially Quetta city.  The seminar also discussed the issue in lieu of the impact caused by climate change. …  

22 Mar 2011 | International news release

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

Yasuní ITT: desde América del Sur, una propuesta para el planeta

Entrevista a María Fernanda Espinosa, Ministra Coordinadora de Patrimonio de Ecuador. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Joerg Elbers, UICN

El cambio climático: ¿Discurso o realidad preocupante?

 El enfoque de la discusión sobre el cambio climático está basado en los esquemas de los mercados de carbono, un enfoque mercantilista fundamentalmente equivocado. James Hansen, uno de los más destacados expertos en cambio climático en el mundo, lo compara con la lucha contra la esclavitud o el nazismo: No se puede negociar la reducción de la esclavitud en un 40 o 50%. Este destacado científico es el luchador más intrépido en contra del camino habitual en el tratamiento del cambio climático, lo que él califica de climate change business as usual. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Argentina

Diez años, cuatro nuevas áreas protegidas en Argentina

Durante la 10° Conferencia de las Partes del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica, la presidencia saliente del G77+China a cargo de Yemen, presentó un plan de cooperación en conservación de la biodiversidad para el desarrollo. Según este esquema de trabajo multilateral, este año deberían comenzar a ejecutarse numerosas acciones previstas en el Plan Estratégico del CDB. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Amazonía, Ecuador.

A bird’s eye view helps conserve South America’s rivers

In South America, the mapping and coding of the region’s watersheds carried out under IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative is changing the way river basins are managed at the local level and should help cross-border conservation efforts. …   | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Dr Ashok Khosla, IUCN President and Mr T Chatterjee, Environment Secretary, India, at the 13th INC meeting

13th IUCN Indian National Committee Meeting Held in New Delhi

The 13th IUCN Indian National Committee (INC) meeting looks at a mechanism involving science, the IUCN Commissions and Members for action oriented interventions on the environment.  …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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Effects of Tsunami in Japan and Disaster Risk Reduction Mechanisms in Pakistan

Karachi, March 22, 2011 (IUCN)

In the wake of Japan’s recent Tsunami a press conference was organised by IUCN Pakistan on March 22, 2011 at its Country Office to apprise the Pakistani media on the vulnerability of the Pakistani coasts and risk reduction mechanisms in case of natural diasasters. …  

22 Mar 2011 | International news release

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