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UNFCCC launches CDM African radio contest 2013

The UNFCCC secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) African Radio Contest 2013. This year, the competition's sponsors have generously offered a $2,000 prize for the winners of the contest. …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story

September 2013

IUCN CEC September E-News

This newsletter features 20 stories on biodiversity communication and learning activities around the world. Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair, helped organize UNCCD COP 11 in Namibia last week, participating as a session panelist and side event facilitator. She also wrote about ‘driving change’ in the IUCN Focus series. Next week, we’ll send you 20 more stories and open a contest to design a new CEC logo!   …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story


CEC Chair at the UNCCD COP 11

Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair, was a panellist at the session on "Communication for Sustainable Development: Biodiversity Days, the Climate Change and Land Degradation Agendas" .  She also faciitated a side event on civil society and land management.  …  

23 Sep 2013 | News story
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Storytelling e-course launching on Frogleaps

Frogleaps helps professionals achieve green change by providing free e-learning courses. Frogleaps.org will launch a new course on storytelling on 1 October. The first e-course on Strategic Communication is available online.  …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney 2014

Contract Opportunity for Youth Outreach for IUCN World Parks Congress

Parks Canada is looking for an energetic individual to help support youth outreach activities leading up to the November 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, with a focus on connecting youth with nature. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

Last Call

LAST CALL: The untold reasons of the global crisis

40 years ago a book shook the world. The Limits to Growth became a best seller world wide. A new film tells the story. …  

11 Sep 2013 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair

Driving change

Juliane Zeidler’s hectic working life is fuelled by the positive impact a healthy environment can have on people. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article


Nature is...better in the dark!

A new social media campaign, launched as a result of the Powered by Nature Awards, encourages people to turn off their lights and turn on their senses. With cheeky humour and simple graphics, the campaign “Better in the Dark” invites community contributions to the question: What things are better in the dark?   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story
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The Sustainability Management School is a business school in Switzerland.

Sustainability Management School Opens in Switzerland

The Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) is launching Masters and Bachelors programs. SUMAS is a business school in Switzerland focused totally on sustainability. It is the first of its kind. …  

30 Aug 2013 | Article

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