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From the project Climate Change and the Military

CEC in 2009: Climate Change and the Military

CEC members expanded the climate change conversation to include the military. Several members participated in a project of the Institute for Environmental Security, contributing to a statement by military advisors to send a strong signal in Copenhagen. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

CEC in 2009: Chair's Corner

Our mission is to drive change towards sustainability. To drive change means that CEC has had to change. The December issue of our newsletter captures highlights of the past year. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

Nikita Lopoukhine

Read Today's New York Times Op-Ed by WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine

Protected areas are tools for permanent carbon storage. WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine calls on the Copehagen conference to recognize their role. Read his opinion piece in The New York Times. …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story
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IUCN CEC November Newsletter

View the IUCN CEC newsletter online or download to read later. This issue's theme is Security and Climate Change. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story


Events Agenda: IUCN at Copenhagen Conference

IUCN is organizing a series of events during the Copenhagen conference. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story


Survey Data Supports Rapid Ice Loss

New data released by the Catlin Arctic Survey and WWF provides further evidence that the Arctic Ocean sea ice is thinning, supporting the emerging thinking that the Ocean will be largely ice-free during summer within a decade. A press release from CEC member James Forte of the Catlin Arctic Survey. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Jeffrey Sayer, IUCN Science Advisor, Forest Conservation Programme

Recommended Reading on Conservation from IUCN's Jeff Sayer

Jeff Sayer recently invited all of his IUCN colleagues to nominate those books that they thought should be "must read" for IUCN staff. The list is compiled in order of popularity. He also compiled a list of his own preferred books. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Video by climate change citizen's group

Citizen's Group Uses Video to Inspire Action on Climate Change

Watch the video and take the pledge -- this call to action comes from a local citizen's group that used video to raise awareness of climate change. Shared with CEC by John Francis, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for North America and the Caribbean. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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19-year-old from Columbia Wins Trip to Copenhagen from www.connect2earth.org

The green online community for young people from IUCN, WWF and Nokia has awarded its Grand Prize to Nicolas Paez, a 19-year-old economics student from Columbia. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Ronny Mustamu, IUCN CEC member

Training for "Communicating Biodiversity" held in Southeast Asia

A four-day media skills workshop focused on biodiversity issues will cover 10 countries in Southeast Asia. CEC member Ronny Mustamu from Indonesia will attend, along with 60 government information officers and members of the media in the sub-region.

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair
  • Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

    Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

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