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Kayanza tea plantation, Burundi

Europe’s civil society asks for action on the Sustainable Development Goals

A broad coalition of environmental, social and development organisations urges the European Commission to take action on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations, this Agenda spells out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to reach a sustainable world by 2030, in terms of people, planet and prosperity. …  

10 Feb 2016 | News story

Delegation comprising of IUCN ORO staff, PNG's Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Mines and Energy and Senior Staff of TAG Holdings at the commissioning ceremony.

In the Light – Commissioning of the Mananakele Solar PV Home Lighting System Project

Members of the Kapari community gathered together at Mananakele to celebrate the commissioning of their Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Home Lighting system successfully installed in 290 homes. …  

09 Feb 2016 | News story

Factsheet: Mediterranean Anthozoans

IUCN at the 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

Tomorrow the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the Hellenic Government, will be begun in Athens until 12 February 2016 with the participation of representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union and other international organizations such IUCN, WWF, Oceana. …  

08 Feb 2016 | News story

Birdlife Europe, Nature Alert

European Parliament calls for tougher measures in the EU's Biodiversity Strategy

Brussels, 2 February 2016 - The chance that Europe’s Nature Directives will be revised, has slimmed further. With an impressive majority, today’s plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted its own report on the EU Mid-Term Review of the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The European Parliament calls upon the Commission and the EU Member States to fully implement the Habitats and Birds Directives, restore ecosystems and promote Nature Based Solutions, in order to halt the ongoing loss of biodiversity in Europe by 2020.
 

02 Feb 2016 | News story

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

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