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Boy replanting mangroves, Thailand

Defending against climate change – just down the road from UN meeting

It’s hard to believe that just a few hours' drive from Bangkok, where a key UN meeting on climate change recently took place, the impacts of climate change on coastal communities can be seen so clearly. …  

05 Oct 2009 | Audio

MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Healthy coastal environments reduce impacts of natural disasters-IUCN

More than 200,000 people fled their homes and at least 91 people were reported killed after typhoon Ketsana struck the coast of central Viet Nam on Wednesday. …  

02 Oct 2009 | Media advisory

IUCN Asia Regional Committee Members

Members of the IUCN Asia Regional Committee are due to meet in October

The next meeting of the Asia Regional Committee of IUCN members is scheduled to be held in Gyeongju City of Republic of Korea from October 7–8, 2009. …  

02 Oct 2009 | Event

Logging truck

Forest governance and climate policies

Fred Stolle of the World Resources Institute looks at the need for REDD to address forest governance issues as well as creating market incentives. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Edible bamboo shoots for sale in Northern Lao PDR

Getting REDD right for forest people

Mark Poffenberger of Community Forestry International calls for the climate mitigation negotiations to take account of the rights and concerns of forest dependent people. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

REDD: putting women at risk or providing opportunities?

Jeannette Gurung of WOCAN highlights some of the gender differentiated impacts of REDD.
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01 Oct 2009 | News story

Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Signing of MoU between IUCNP, FATA Secretariat and MoE

IUCN signs A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fata Secretariat

ISLAMABAD September 29: An MoU was signed between IUCN Pakistan and the  Federal Ministry of Environment for the establishment of ‘Environment Cell’ in Fata Secretariat, Peshawar. IUCN’s Regional Director Asia, Aban Marker Kabraji, and Country Representative Pakistan, Shah Murad Aliani, and Secretary Ministry of Environment Kamran Lashari, and Secretary Planning & Development Fata Secretariat, Peshawar Dr. Jamal Nasir signed the agreement. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

The IUCN Vietnam shared information on FLEGT with NGOs in Hanoi.

Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Analysis Identifies Ways to Improve Understanding and Increase Legality

If a tree is cut down illegally, but no one knows the law, did it make a sound? Riddle aside, the IUCN Vietnam is attempting to address that exact problem. In 2008, The European Union created a FLEGT action plan as a way to cut down on illegal logging. However, in Vietnam, there is a lack of understanding and awareness of the FLEGT action plan. The IUCN Vietnam has been working hard to raise awareness and increase the legality of FLEGT. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story
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