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Daniel Klein, IUCN's Environmental Law Centre

The third pillar of the CBD: Access and Benefit Sharing

Access and Benefit Sharing is intrinsically linked to the other two pillars - conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates in Bonn agreed to continue work on an international regime for this issue.
Daniel Klein of IUCN's Environmental Law Centre explains why access and benefit sharing is a win-win situation for users and providers. Run audio 

28 May 2008 | News story

Connect2earth.org

Moby and James Blunt among the artists pledging support for connect2earth.org

Gland, Switzerland, 28 May 2008 (IUCN and WWF): Renowned performing artists from around the world - including Moby, James Blunt, Estelle, Panic at The Disco and Missy Higgins – have expressed their support for connect2earth.org, the green on-line community where young people can have their say about the environment by uploading videos, pictures and comments. The artists’ videos and statements of support can be viewed at: 
http://www.connect2earth.org/celebrities
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28 May 2008 | International news release

"Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Viet Nam" Workshop 25 May 2008

Viet Nam expected to be hit worst by the impacts of climate change

  Viet Nam will be one of the countries most affected by climate change in the world, according to participants in the High Level Discussion on Climate Change, held on 25 May and facilitated by IUCN. A sea-level rise of only one meter could inundate over six percent of the total area of the country and displace over 10 million people. 

28 May 2008 | News story

Fish and Coral

IUCN Continues Biodiversity Conservation Support to Viet Nam

Viet Nam celebrated this year’s International Biodiversity Day on 22 – 23 May in collaboration with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and other international environmental organizations. 

28 May 2008 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director-General, William Jackson, speaking at the Mayors' Conference in Bonn

Think globally, act locally!

There's a lot more to saving biodiversity than huge international conferences. This is why today fifty cities from thirty countries met in Bonn to discuss the role of local authorities in achieving the 2010 biodiversity target.
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27 May 2008 | News story

seaweed

Too little motion on the ocean at CBD, says IUCN

Bonn, Germany, May 27, 2008 (IUCN) – The need for action and better management of the world’s oceans has never been more pressing, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).    …  

27 May 2008 | News story

Dr. Patricia Medici receiving her 2008 Whitley Award from HRH Princess Royal.

Top award for tapir expert (IUCN/SSC)

Brazilian biologist Dr Patricia Medici has been recognized for her work on tapir-led conservation by scooping a prestigious environmental award.
 

27 May 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's DG at CBD

Your gateway to environmental law

Bonn, Germany, May 26, 2008 (IUCN/FAO/UNEP) – The world’s most comprehensive database on environmental law has been launched by IUCN, FAO and UNEP at the CBD in Bonn. Available online at www.ecolex.org, it encompasses nearly 70,000 entries from more than 180 countries. …  

26 May 2008 | News story

Protected areas side event at CBD COP9

Protected areas: the critical role of law

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) held a well attended side-event on “Protected areas: the critical role of law” during the first week of COP 9. The event aimed at presenting a project initiated by the ELC to develop guidelines for protected areas (PAs) legislation. Participants have shown great interest in the project, welcoming the initiative and drawing attention to a number of key questions which they expected the Guidelines to address. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Deciduous forest

Local people not left out of the REDD debate

Local and indigenous people have to be active participants in the REDD debate, argued IUCN during today's side event at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Bonn. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

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