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Nanthawee Kerdchuen, Evason Manager of the Hua Hin resort, Thailand

Six Senses making sense to nature

Businesses in Thailand and across the world are turning on to the need to do their part in stemming the climate crisis, currently under discussion at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Bangkok. …  

07 Oct 2009 | Audio

Members from IUCN Vietnam visited the acid soil experiment at  the research center of Can Tho University’s Professor Duong Van Ni.

Wetlands Workshop Identifies The Need For Improved Environmental Guidance

On September 22-23, 2009, 30 scientists and wetlands managers met at Can Tho University in the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. They discussed the state of the wetlands in the delta and proposed policies that would help sustain the vital ecological services provided by wetlands and mitigate the effects of climate change on the region. The participants came from the delta’s leading universities and research centers, government agencies, NGOs, and management boards of wetland protected areas.

 
 
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07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Insider's view: Bangkok opening days

Bangkok: Part 1. IUCN's climate change expert Claire Parker gives her view on the opening days of the meeting. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story
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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