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Commemorating the 2015 Water Professionals’ Day in Sri Lanka

The Water Professionals’ Day was initiated in 2003 with the objective of promoting water resources research in Sri Lanka by providing a platform for the water professionals and the students to present and discuss their research findings related to water. Reaching its 13th milestone in 2015, the Water Professionals’ Day Symposium – 2015 was held on 1 October at the University of Peradeniya. The event was organized by Cap-Net Lanka, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL). The theme of the symposium was “Water – Food – Ecosystem Nexus” with the aim to increase the understanding of inter-sectoral linkages for sustainable water management. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

Children on African rice plantation

Blog: Adapting to climate change through ‘action learning’

By Rebecca Welling. There is growing recognition that water security is critical for sustainable economic development, reducing poverty and adapting to climate change. Yet a key aspect often overlooked in efforts to meet this fundamental need is the role played by ecosystems such as rivers, floodplains and wetlands – or ‘natural infrastructure’. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

Closing session of Eye on Earth Summit held from 6 - 8 Oct in Abu Dhabi

Eye on Earth Summit calls for practical actions to support informed decision-making and the 2030 sustainable development agenda

Abu Dhabi, 13 October 2015 - The second Eye on Earth Summit, held last week, has concluded with a commitment by delegates to implement a number of mechanisms, recommendations and practical actions around the supply, demand and enabling conditions of data considered essential to support informed decision-making and the 2030 sustainable development agenda. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

Gonzalo Zambrana on Foro Sudamerica


 I. ANTECEDENTES Como parte de las actividades preparatorias del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza, Hawaii 2016, durante los días 31 de agosto al 2 de septiembre, se realizó en Quito, Ecuador el II Foro Sudamericano, con los siguientes objetivos: 1. Aportar a la construcción del programa global 2017-2020 de la UICN y a delinear el programa regional. 
2. Discutir y pronunciarse sobre aspectos de gobernanza de la Unión. 
3. Identificar y priorizar temas clave para la región que ameriten ser presentados como mociones al Congreso Mundial. 
4. Dar a conocer los alcances y oportunidades de participación en el Congreso Mundial de Conservación, Hawai, 2016.    | Spanish

13 Oct 2015 | Article

Terraced Fields in Viet Nam

Viet Nam links REDD+ benefit sharing with existing forest conservation

Payment systems already in place for forest ecosystem services in Viet Nam are providing useful models for setting up REDD+ benefit sharing …  

12 Oct 2015 | Article

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Shark conservation project first: identification of juvenile Bentfin Devil Ray in Cape Verde

So much remains to be understood about the oceans and the life they harbour. The recent discovery of a juvenile Bentfin Devil Ray (Mobula thurstoni) in waters near Cape Verde by members of an SOS grant-funded team working for IUCN Member Fauna and Flora International (FFI) is a tantalizing reminder of that.   …  

12 Oct 2015 | News story

North Twin island in Myanmar

Mapping out the goals for biodiversity protection in Myanmar

Globally, IUCN has been working with several countries in revising their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). These action plans are required from countries who are parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the international treaty dedicated to the conservation of the earth’s biodiversity recognising its role in sustainable development. Countries have until this year, 2015, to revise or update their NBSAPs according to revised targets agreed in 2010. IUCN has been committed to engaging in this ongoing process. …  

12 Oct 2015 | Article

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Water and Hydropower Development in China  | French

12 Oct 2015 | Article

Integrantes de microcuencas

Intercambio de Experiencias

Guatemala, 29 de septiembre 2015. Representantes de los consejos de microcuenca del proyecto “nuestra cuenca Goascorán” Honduras, visitaron la microcuenca Esquichá de Tacaná, San Marcos, Guatemala; donde tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer la organización, gestión e implementación de proyectos ambientales, sociales e incentivos forestales así como las actividades del proyecto DANIDA Proambiente.

12 Oct 2015 | News story

Chantal Van Ham, EU Programme Manager for Nature Based Solutions

Municipalities call for ambitious targets and incentives for climate action

The major outcome of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2015). ‘The Hanover Declaration’, acknowledges the importance of preventing warming of more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, builds on the newly adopted SDGs and demonstrates that local governments and actors are demonstrating real leadership, pursuing extremely ambitious targets far beyond those set at national and international levels. The Hanover Declaration encourages the establishment of frameworks at the national and international level that encourage local climate actions which ultimately contribute to the desired global impacts in the long run. Political strategies should be adapted to enable climate action by local authorities through setting ambitious targets, creation of incentives and provision of long-term and predictable finance. …  

09 Oct 2015 | News story

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