IUCN-Holcim: News & updates

Expert Panel Visit to Holcim site in Costa Rica

IUCN and Holcim: Celebrating 7 years of biodiversity management

Over the last 7 years IUCN and Holcim have been working together to integrate biodiversity considerations into Holcim policies and practices. In 2014, a number of tools will be launched to scale up improved biodiversity management within the wider building materials sector and to help build a policy environment which supports company actions. …  

21 Jan 2014 | Article

Planta HOLCIM - Ecuador.

HOLCIM Ecuador looks to manage biodiversity

The leading cement producer signed an agreement with the South American regional office of IUCN that will enable the company to use green tools for more sustainable practices. …   | Spanish

30 Jan 2013 | News story


Cátedra Holcim: Retos ambientales del Desarrollo

Expertos reunidos en Sevilla debaten sobre la sostenibilidad ambiental en tiempos de crisis …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

RCF Europe

European biodiversity: where we are and where to go

A special panel comprising high-level representatives of some of IUCN partners debated the current challenges of biodiversity in Europe and the role IUCN should play to solve them, at the European Conservation Forum yesterday. Here are some of the ideas which arose from the debate. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

Panellists discussing at roundtables, on topic of green growth for the 6th World Water Forum

Water and Green Growth: Examining the Links at World Water Week

Water is integral to economic development. Likewise, ecosystem services -and the value they deliver to the economy- depend on water. But, what options for water are ‘green’? …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story

Students cycled for environment during the game

Winners of game-show “Adaptation to Climate Change” announced at IUCN-Holcim Summer Campaign Closing

On July 30-31, 2011, a game-show with the theme “Adaptation to Climate Change” was organized in Phu My Town in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, two hours south of HCMC, to mark the end of the IUCN-Holcim Summer Campaign 2011. IUCN, Holcim and UNIAD, a Hochiminh city (HCMC) - based entertainment company, organized the games and a television crew from Hau Giang filmed the event. …   | Vietnamese

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Young students and veteran planted trees in Kien Giang Province

Summer Campaign 2011 launch and winner announcement of writting competition "Adaptation to Climate Change"

For the past three years, IUCN Vietnam and Holcim Vietnam Limited (HVL) have organized a Summer Campaign, with a different theme each year: Waste Management and Environment Protection in 2009, Water Sanitation, Human Health and Effective Water Consumption in 2010, and Adaptation to Climate Change in 2011. This year’s campaign was launched in Long Thoi Commune, Nha Be District, HCMC on June 27, 2011. This was followed by events in other sites where HVL has plants: in Phu My Town, Tan Thanh District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau (28/6), in Kien Luong District in Kien Giang (29/6), and in Thanh My Loi, District 2, HCMC (30/6). …   | Vietnamese

22 Jul 2011 | News story
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El IV Foro de Ciudades Sostenibles será dedicado al tema del transporte urbano.

IV Foro Centroamericano Ciudades Sostenibles se llevará a cabo el próximo jueves y viernes

El tema de transporte y movilidad en áreas metropolitanas será el eje de discusión del IV Foro Centroamericano de Ciudades Sostenibles organizado por la UICN desde su iniciativa Pacto por la vida y con apoyo del Sistema de Integración Económica de Centroamérica (SIECA), HOLCIM y la Fundación para el Desarrollo Urbano (FUDEU), El foro, que se efectuará en San José, Costa Rica, el jueves 7 y viernes 8 de julio, convocará autoridades y técnicos de alcaldías metropolitanas, autoridades nacionales de transporte y sus técnicos en planificación y especialistas en planificación urbana y regional con el propósito de analizar la situación del transporte y movilidad y su relación con la sostenibilidad de las ciudades metropolitanas centroamericanas. …  

06 Jul 2011 | News story

Karst hills in Hon Chong, Kien Giang, Vietnam

Working with the cement industry

How does a cement company address the large and unavoidable environmental impacts of its quarrying operations? …   | Vietnamese

23 Jun 2011 | Article

Private Sector

IUCN helps businesses value nature

Today, IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) – a new message to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fibre and protection against natural disasters. …  

08 Apr 2011 | News story