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Niger Delta Panel inaugural meeting

Niger Delta Panel Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel for the Niger Delta (referred to as the Niger Delta Panel) was held at IUCN Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland, from 11-13 April 2012. The meeting was chaired by Professor Emmanuel Obot from Nigeria who is also chair of the SEAPRISE Theme (Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector) of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP).

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IUCN Panel to provide recommendations to help restore the Niger Delta

IUCN has recently established an Independent Advisory Panel that will provide scientific recommendations to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), to help restore the biodiversity of its oil spill sites in the Niger Delta.

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Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot

A Tribute to Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot

The IUCN community is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot who died tragically on Sunday 3 June 2012 in the plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Obot was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, an IUCN Member organization, a Steering Committee member of the Commission on Environmental Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and Chair of the CEESP Theme on Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE). …  

05 Jun 2012 | Article
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IUCN and Shell discuss next steps in sustainable biofuels

Participants at a Shell-IUCN biofuels workshop undertook a review of work so far, shared a vision for future Shell-IUCN work on biofuels, and identified priority themes for the development of a joint work plan for 2012–2013. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Article
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Towards effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Shell International and JP Morgan Bank have launched a project to critically evaluate the relationship between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and the extractive industries and develop recommendations for more effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries. …  

20 Jan 2012 | News story
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Independent Panel to advise on rehabilitation and remediation of oil spill sites in the Niger Delta

The deadline for submissions to the Independent Panel on the Niger Delta has been extended until Thursday 22 December 2011. …  

30 Nov 2011 | News story

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Towards a sustainable biofuels industry

Towards a sustainable biofuels industry

IUCN, in collaboration with more than 100 organizations, contributed to the development of a recently launched sustainable biofuels standard that promotes sustainable land use choices and natural resource management for positive economic and social development. …  

02 Sep 2011 | News story

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North Sea Oil Spill - Update to IUCN's Council Private Sector Task Force

An update from IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre to the IUCN Council Private Sector Task Force concerning Shell's recent oil spill in the North Sea. …  

17 Aug 2011 | Downloads - document
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Joint Statement on the Recognition of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System by the European Commission

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, has received official recognition by the European Commission (EC) for meeting the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

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IUCN and Shell: guiding the way

IUCN has had an influential impact on the way Shell views and manages conservation challenges across 90 countries. That was one of the messages to emerge from a recent meeting that took place between Shell and the IUCN Council (the organization's governing body).  …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story

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Decommissioning oil and gas facilities in the North Sea

For many years, the North Sea has been linked to the production of oil and gas and the platforms that extract these natural resources. Yet with declining oil and gas reserves, more than 600 oil and gas facilities will become candidates for decommissioning over the coming decades. The decommissioning and disposal of these installations is the subject of extensive debate as the right balance has to be found between technical feasibility, environmental protection, health and safety, cost, and public opinion. …  

23 May 2011 | News story