News and Events

Season Greetings 2009

Message from Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Gland, December 2009 

22 Dec 2009 | Event

Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Crowd is welcomed to the launch party

Campaign for wildlife conservation launched in Vientiane

Lao PDR government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations including IUCN, companies and members of the public came together on November 26th to launch a major campaign to promote Lao wildlife conservation and prevent illegal trade.  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

The Ramsar Convention in Lao PDR

The Ramsar Convention in Lao PDR

“Ramsar promotes integrated approaches to managing wetland systems so that human uses of these areas are undertaken to retain their natural values and ‘capital’ for future generations” 

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Strategic Framework 2007 - 2011

Strategic Framework 2007 - 2011

Strategic Framework 2007–2011 (Conservation for Sustainable Livelihoods in Lao PDR – Refreshed Thinking)   …  

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Finding Protected Area Funding Solutions

Finding Protected Area Funding Solutions

IUCN discusses protected areas funding with the Lao PDR government and non-governmental organisations.  

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Consuming The Future

Consuming The Future

Consuming The Future _ The Real Status of Biodiversity in Lao PDR …  

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

(RTEA) - National Report for Lao PDR

Rapid Trade and Environment Assessment (RTEA) - National Report for Lao PDR - Executive Summary

The Report is based on wideranging stakeholder interviews, economic and trade analysis, a literature review, and extensive consultation with the Expert Advisory Panel to the RTEA project.   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

(RTEA) - Background Reserach Papers

Rapid Trade and Environment Assessment (RTEA) - Background Reserach Papers

These papers provided vital background information and illuminated key sector-specific policy recommendations for the main assessment and are seen as a valuable contribution to the growing body of in-country research focusing on the complex dynamics between trade and the environment in Lao PDR.   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

MAKING THE ECONOMIC LINKS

MAKING THE ECONOMIC LINKS

Biodiversity contributes directly to poverty reduction in at least five key areas: food security, health improvements, income generation, reduced vulnerability, and ecosystem services.   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication