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Private sector involvement crucial for sustainable development partnerships

Companies have coverage and influence, an emphasis on efficiency and special technical and managerial expertise that could strengthen sustainable development efforts considerably. This was a shared view by IUCN and other participants during the first week of the 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

CEL SC meeting in Brazil 2009

First Steering Committee Meeting, 2009-2012 Mandate

The Commission on Environmental Law held the first meeting of its new Steering Committee from April 29th to May 1st, 2009 in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil. The meeting was co-hosted by the Brazilian Association of Environmental District Attorneys (Associação Brasileira do Ministério Publico de Meio Ambiente—ABRAMPA). …  

08 May 2009 | News story
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Message from the CEC Chair: An invitation to nominate CEC National Activators

The Chair of IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Keith Wheeler, is addressing a message - via the CEC portal - to IUCN Members, IUCN Regional and Country Offices, IUCN Regional and National Committees and CEC members …  

08 May 2009 | News story


Climate Change has the IPCC – does biodiversity need IPBES?

Momentum is building around the establishment of "IPBES" (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). This would work for biodiversity in a similar way that the IPCC does for climate change, supporting governments and other decision-makers with information to make decisions in response to the best available science, and not just political interests or rhetoric. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Countdown 2010 China partners share their stories

Countdown 2010 China partners making progress

China Countdown2010 partners are using the power of science, stories, images and people to help reduce the rate of China’s biodiversity loss. On 28 April 2009, China Countdown2010 partners met in Beijing to share their achievements and activities, seek opportunities to collaborate and to build extra momentum in the lead up to the 2010 milestone year. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Shell Sustainability Report

Shell Sustainability Report

Shell released its 2008 Sustainability Report today. IUCN has worked with Shell on various biodiversity related projects over the past ten years and notes positively that Shell’s reporting on sustainability in general has steadily improved over recent years, with increasing detail and transparency. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

The 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

Conclusion of the 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

The 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China took place from 21-22 April 2009 in Beijing. It was co-organized by IUCN-China and Forest Trends, and was made possible by the support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). For this 4th meeting, TRAFFIC contributed a session to discuss trans-boundary customs cooperation to control illegal logging. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

A comprehensive three-year conservation programme for the Dinaric Arc launched by IUCN

Sustaining Rural Communities and Their Traditional Landscapes Through Strengthened Environmental Governance in Transboundary Protected Areas of the Dinaric Arc – the Western Balkans Programme - begins now. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

IUCN and Rio Tinto, a leading global mining group, have signed a letter of intent. Over the coming months and through a multi-stakeholder approach, they will develop a work plan for working together in the future.

07 May 2009 | News story

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Greening blue energy

IUCN’s partnership project with E.ON is underway. IUCN and E.ON met to identify the key issues of offshore renewable energies and agree on a collaborative research programme. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

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