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Tana River

WISE-UP to Climate: New project on water and climate adaptation

WISE-UP to Climate, a new project recently launched by the IUCN Global Water Programme, will demonstrate natural infrastructure as a 'nature-based solution' for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. …  

25 Sep 2013 | News story

Irrigation field

Kick-off Nexus Workshop in Bogota, Colombia

The Latin America Nexus workshop kicked off today in Bogotá, Colombia and brings together participants from the water-energy-food sectors to discuss solutions and ways forward in optimizing water infrastructure to meet growing needs towards 2050. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

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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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Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Era

Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Era

The latest 'Investing in Peatlands' Conference organised by the IUCN UK National Committee Peatland Programme is set for 10-12 September 2013 at York University.   …  

26 Aug 2013 | News story
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Seasonal Harvest

Planning the first IPBES harvest

How could 100+ IPBES State Members effectively participate in the forthcoming Platform’s activities 2014-2018? IUCN recommends improving the current plan with priority given to capacity-building activities, setting up science-policy dialogues at national level, specifying burning conservation issues to tackle and harnessing the work of IUCN to the greatest extent. …  

06 Aug 2013 | News story

Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Countdown to Stockholm World Water Week

With a month to go before 'World Water Week' takes place in Stockholm from 1-6 September, IUCN Water gears up for a busy agenda of seminars and events at the annual water conference. …  

30 Jul 2013 | News story

Call for international case studies of peatland restoration

The IUCN CEM Peatland Thematic Group are producing a booklet to highlight the important role of peatland restoration and management in helping meet biodiversity, climate change and water objectives. …  

25 Jul 2013 | Article

Caulerpa racemosa in Mediterranean waters

New Video Series on Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems Premiers on UCTV Prime (YouTube)

The banksias of Australia and the coast redwoods of California are just two examples of the staggering biodiversity found in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. This profusion of plant species owes its origins to the unique geological history of each region. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Blog: Climate change adaptation in practice

By James Dalton. ‘Nam bilong me James Dalton’ – I said as we all did introductions in Pidgin at the beginning of the stakeholder consultation meeting in Gizo, the capital of the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. …  

22 Jul 2013 | News story

Livelihood in Benet, Uganda

Rights, resources and rewards - Benet landscape, Uganda

The Mount Elgon region straddles Kenya and the east of Uganda, extending over an area of approximately 772,000 ha, of which 221,000 ha have been set aside as reserves and national parks. The remaining 550,000ha consist of farmlands and settlements. Mount Elgon itself rises 4,321 m above sea level and stretches over a distance of 80 km from north to south and 50 km wide. It nourishes a vast array of rivers and streams that feed into the important river systems of Africa, most notably the Nile. The area is important for species conservation thanks to the richness of endemic plant and animal species found on the mountain. …  

20 Jul 2013 | International news release
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