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Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Bring back lost and degraded forests, says IUCN

Preliminary analysis shows that an estimated 1.5 billion hectares of the world’s lost and degraded forests, an area almost the size of Russia, could be restored. This is the result of the latest global research, which now needs to be expanded at a national level to identify specific on the ground opportunities, says IUCN.   …  

04 Dec 2010 | International news release

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

Action on energy to improve climate security

Governments must fully implement current climate commitments to avoid a further escalation in the economic and environmental costs associated with the transition to a more sustainable energy future, says IUCN. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story
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We need your story: IUCN projects on international TV

An independent TV producer will be making one-minute videos of projects in Europe, Africa and Asia. Commission members, as part of the IUCN family, are asked to send descriptions of interesting projects for filming. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Business unusual

A joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch business community and over 30 Netherlands based nature and environmental organisations are engaging in a joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss. Together they want to develop a joint strategic vision, policy agenda and action programme. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Rocio Cordoba

Live from COP16: Rocio Cordoba, Mesoamerica Water Coordinator

A new water governance project for the Mesoamerica region was launched today at COP16 in Cancun during the UN climate talks. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine, main author of Natural Solutions

Áreas Protegidas: contribución significativa a la reducción de los impactos del cambio climático.

El libro “Soluciones Naturales: Áreas silvestres protegidas, una alternativa frente al cambio climático” plantea que los gobiernos nacionales y locales deben de incorporar el papel de los sistemas de áreas silvestres protegidas dentro de las estrategias y planes nacionales contra el cambio climático. En el caso de la mitigación, por medio de la reducción de la pérdida y degradación de los hábitat naturales; y en la adaptación, por medio de la reducción de la vulnerabilidad y el aumento de la resiliencia de los ecosistemas naturales.   …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

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Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development | UPDATE ON CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, 11-15 January 2011, Whakatane New Zealand. Update on the Conference Programme 'Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development', is the very first global Conference to be convened by CEESP. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story
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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu wins Rolex Young Laureate Awards

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, a member of both CEESP and CEC, was one of five winners of the Rolex Young Laureate Awards.  Nnaemeka is the Executive Director of the Smallholders Foundation - a network which uses radio to allow thousands of farmers in Nigeria to receive and share vital agricultural, envionmental and commercial information, leading to improved crop yields and better lives. CEESP Chair, Aroha Mead interviewed Nnaemeka . …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story
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It's easier to plead forgiveness than ask for permission

Peggy Smith 1,2 Catie Burlando 3 and Iain Davidson-Hunt 1,3 1 Co-Vice Chairs, North America, CEESP, IUCN
2 Lakehead University
3 University of Manitoba …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story
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Roberto Zolho

Women adapting to climate change in Mozambique

Through its Climate Change and Development Project (CCDP), IUCN is working to develop adaptation measures which will sustainably safeguard local livelihoods and natural habitats. …  

02 Dec 2010 | Video

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