Harvesting barley in Annapurna Conservation Area,Nepal

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Healthy ecosystems produce goods and services that provide livelihoods for people and the potential for economic development. These include fresh water, agricultural productivity, fisheries, forest products, energy and protection from natural hazards. But when human activity degrades the environment, these goods and services decline, hampering economic and social development and leaving rural, marginalized communities more vulnerable.

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Sub-saharan Africa

Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement

A new publication on North /South equity will be launched on December 10th in Poznan, during the UNFCCC climate change negotiations.Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement will be presented at 11 am at the EU Pavilion during the Africa Day.                                            …  

08 Dec 2008 | News story

Women carrying wood

Women feel the heat of climate change

Women’s lives are more at risk than men’s because of climate change, according to IUCN. Climate change will affect all countries, but poor women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected. Despite this, most of the UNFCCC debate on climate so far has been gender-blind. …  

08 Dec 2008 | News story

The Sava River

New climate change network

There is a growing recognition in discussions here in Poznan of the role that nature can play in helping people adjust to the impacts of climate change. Governments and environmental and development groups at the United Nations climate change conference are increasingly supporting such an approach. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme.

Helping people adjust to climate change

IUCN has established a new network to help people suffering the effects of climate change learn how to cope with it. The Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network, set up with the help of WWF and the MacArthur Foundation, will link up organizations that help people already feeling the impacts of climate change on the ground. To listen, click here. 

05 Dec 2008 | Audio

Lorena Aguilar, IUCN's Senior Gender Advisor

Social perspective on agenda at UNFCCC

IUCN's Senior Gender Advisor, Lorena Aguilar, says these negotiations show a more people-centred approach to dealing with climate change for the first time. To listen, click here. 

04 Dec 2008 | Audio

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Ecosystems and Food

What role for conservation in enhancing food security for the rural poor? This was the question posed to a multi-stakeholder panel brought together at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Save nature to fight climate change and reduce poverty

Rising sea levels, violent storms, melting glaciers, droughts and floods – all caused by global warming – will spell misery for millions of people, as they lose their homes, food and drinking water. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

PEP Making REDD Work for the Poor cover

Making REDD Work for the Poor

This Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) report is dedicated to the increasingly popular topic of 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation' (REDD). Making REDD Work for the Poor outlines how the design of REDD could infuence its poverty implications and the key requirements for ensuring that REDD works for the poor. …  

29 Oct 2008 | Downloads - document

Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Women still absent in climate change debate

Lack of women’s participation in efforts to solve climate crisis was the main focus of the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance held from 19 to 22 October in Manila, Philippines. The global gender alliance established by IUCN, UNDP and UNEP, encouraged women to speak with one voice at climate change negotiations.  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

Masoumeh Ebtekar (Vicepresidenta Medio Ambiente de Iran)

Spiritual Conservation

Spiritual and Religious leaders came together at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to explore how religious and spiritual traditions can support conservation. …  

10 Oct 2008 | News story


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