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Sustainable Financing Roundtable Meeting

Sustainable financing needed to preserve environment

Government officials from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand held discussions last week about promoting sustainable financing to ensure enough funding to protect the environment and livelihoods of villagers. 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Slices of dried Devil´s Claw tubers in the hands of a local harvester, Botswana

Drylands contribute more to the economy than previously recognized

A series of case studies by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has revealed the economic contribution of drylands needs to be revalued …   | Spanish

10 Sep 2007 | International news release


Pro-poor Payments for Ecosystem Services

The 11th Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting was held in Copenhagen and hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following a first day devoted to the theme of climate change, IUCN co-hosted a full-day sessions on payments for ecosystem services and poverty. The presentations offered insights into the links between PES and poverty and the potential of PES as a tool for poverty reduction as well as environmental management. …  

20 Jun 2007 | Event

Biodiversity: New challenge for the financial services industry

A new report highlights the biodiversity business case for the financial sector - the next big challenge after climate change? …  

07 Jun 2007 | International news release


Water markets can overcome the global water crisis

Water pricing needs to reflect contribution of natural ecosystems to water quality and quantity, says a new publication by the World Conservation Union …  

22 Mar 2007 | International news release

Ecological Economics lecture series at Oxford