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IUCN-Holcim partnership on biodiversity and building materials

IUCN and Holcim enetered into a partnership in 2007 to review the cement giant's biodiversity conservation management and develop a more comprehensive corporate biodiversity policy and strategy for the Holcim Group. Watch this movie to see concrete activities under the partnership. …  

17 Mar 2010 | Video
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Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, Mr. Shah Murad Aliani and TPS-P’s CEO, Mr. Aziz Boolani after signing the MoU.

IUCN Pakistan Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Tourism Promotion Services-Pakistan

IUCN and TPS-P aim to raise sector-wide biodiversity performance standards in the ecotourism industry.
Islamabad, Pakistan: …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story

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Grievance Procedure on Private Sector Engagement

To address concerns raised by some of IUCN’s constituency about IUCN’s private sector engagements the IUCN Secretariat has established a grievance procedure as a means of receiving, recording and responding to grievances   …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

A break out session at the Shell IUCN biofuel standards workshop.

IUCN, Shell and Packard Foundation host workshop “Towards Harmonization for Biofuel Sustainability Standards”

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

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Biodiversity: My hotel in action - the video

A video designed to make the hotel industry more aware of the importance of biodiversity has been launched by IUCN, in partnership with Accor, the European leader in hotels. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story

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IUCN and the fishing industry team up for promoting sound deepwater fisheries management in the high seas

Based on their common interest for sustainable deepwater fisheries, IUCN and the Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association (SIODFA) have entered into a cooperation agreement.  

22 Feb 2010 | News story

Cover - Removing barriers workshop report

Multi-sector group to address implementation barriers for more sustainable biofuels

Participants at a jointly-hosted Shell-IUCN workshop identified alignment of policy and standards and information for land-use planning as areas to overcome implementation barriers to advance the sustainability of biofuel developments. …  

04 Feb 2010 | News story

Diver enjoying the experience of diving on biodiverse and healthy Egyptian coral reefs. Photo by HEPCA

Tourism industry should better cater for climate-sensitive holiday makers

A survey of tourists and tour operators in the Egyptian Red Sea region shows that the industry often misperceives its clients’ environmental sensitivity, putting its own business at risk. Climate change is a growing threat to the tourism industry by making destinations less attractive and jeopardizing major sources of income. The awareness of tourists towards climate change and other environmental issues is likely to be a major driver of their future holiday choices.
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29 Jan 2010 | News story

James Griffiths

People: James Griffiths

WBCSD and IUCN have renewed their relationship for another 4 years. We pose three questions to James Griffiths, the WBCSD Managing Director of the Ecosystems Focus Area, about the role of business in conserving biodiversity and his expectations for this new phase of the relationship. 

19 Jan 2010 | News story