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James G. Workman

Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

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World’s poorest billion to gain from managing own forests

The lives of a billion of the world’s poorest people could be improved though investing in community forest management, according to a recent IUCN study. As the world celebrates World Forest Day, IUCN urges decision-makers to recognize the various benefits of forests for forest-dependent communities. …  

21 Mar 2011 | International news release

Signing the MOU - Regional Director for IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami and Chief Executive Officer for South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Ilisoni Vuidreketi.

Tourism seals new environment partnership

In light of current high demands for green tourism, The South Pacific Tourism Organisation today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, officially forging a five year partnership to pursue greener tourism developments within the region. …  

16 Mar 2011 | Media statement

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Sharing experiences on ecosystem based management: CEM visits Oceania

 Key players and experts from the environment and sustainable development community in Fiji and abroad gathered in Nadi, Fiji from 2 – 4 March to discuss how to integrate ecosystem based management principles into the Nadi River Basin and Mangrove Management Plans. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

British High Commissioner, Malcom McLachlan and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami with the cheque that will see the set up of the new environment compliance and enforcement course.

Low enforcement weakens environmental fight: new course to help

A new Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Certificate course will be offered from August this year as part of the University of the South Pacific’s calendar. This was revealed today when the British High Commission officially handed over the initial funding for the development of the course to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Joao de Queiroz, Director Regional de UICN-Sur

Coping with uncertainty: The importance of biocultural diversity

Diversity, both cultural and biological, is the raw material for evolution. Without them we will not be able to adapt to the rapidly changing conditions that face us, says IUCN’s Regional Director for South America João Stacishin de Queiroz. …   | Spanish

28 Feb 2011 | Article
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Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Pacific Islands Red List – Identifying threatened species

28% of plant and animal species from the Pacific Islands are threatened with extinction. This is the latest figure identified under IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species™ (2008). The report also states that of the species assessed, 14% are listed under the data deficient category illustrating the lack of information to determine their threat status.   …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

Announcing World Water Day: 22 March 2011

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Event


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