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Lorena Aguilar, IUCN's Senior Gender Advisor

IUCN leading the way on gender and disaster risk reduction

Amongst the numerous voices at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction taking place in Geneva from 16 to 19 June, the voice of women was represented by IUCN and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance. …  

18 Jun 2009 | Audio

Woman in Mexico

How natural disasters affect women

When disasters strike, they do not discriminate. Everyone, without exception in the disaster zone will be affected. …  

17 Jun 2009 | News story

people, climate, species/ecosystems, disasters are all issues that IUCN addresses

Prepare for disasters – invest in nature, says IUCN

Investing in nature can reduce the impact of natural disasters on people and the environment, according to IUCN. …  

17 Jun 2009 | International news release

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Healthy nature protects against disasters – IUCN

Governments need to include better management of nature in all disaster risk reduction policies, if we are to reach the goal to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015, according to IUCN. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Radhika Murti, Programme Officer for IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme

Dealing with disasters

As the second session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction gets underway in Geneva, Wild Talk speaks to Radhika Murti, of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme, about the meeting. She discusses what IUCN hopes to get out of the session and explains how looking after the natural world around us helps communities be more resilient to natural disasters. To listen, click here.  

12 Jun 2009 | Audio

Mekong floods 2008

No ecosystem is an island

By CEM Member Dr. Ilan Kelman
Disasters kill people and destroy infrastructure. They are a problem for society as a whole. So where does nature come into the equation? …  

12 Jun 2009 | News story
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