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On the border of forests and fells

 Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Finland …  

13 Dec 2010 | Fact sheet

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

Foundation for climate deal laid in Cancun - IUCN

Governments at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, managed to approve a series of tangible if modest steps that set up a 'global climate fund' to help poor nations create a mechanism to share clean technologies, protect tropical forests and help the poor adapt to impacts ranging from storms to rising sea levels, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

10 Dec 2010 | International news release

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

Climate talks enter the end game

Climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico are hotting up with Heads of State and government ministers taking turns to lay out what they want to see come out of this key meeting.   …  

08 Dec 2010 | News story

PNN Defensores del Chaco

Make sure the poor don’t miss out on REDD, says IUCN

Governments need to put more attention and resources into making sure vulnerable people get their fair share of benefits from REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2010 | International news release

Pro-poor REDD-plus Brochure

Building effective pro-poor REDD-plus interventions

How enhanced multi-stakeholder processes can ensure REDD-plus works for vulnerable communities.   …  

07 Dec 2010 | Downloads - document

Awarding ceremony of journalists

Forest coverage awarded in Armenia

On 25 November 2010 the results of the media competition “Forests of Armenia” were announced in Yerevan. …  

06 Dec 2010 | News story
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Little River Valley, Nattai NP

Home to a living fossil, the Wollemi pine - a relic from the time of the dinosaurs

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Australia …  

06 Dec 2010 | Fact sheet

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Bring back lost and degraded forests, says IUCN

Preliminary analysis shows that an estimated 1.5 billion hectares of the world’s lost and degraded forests, an area almost the size of Russia, could be restored. This is the result of the latest global research, which now needs to be expanded at a national level to identify specific on the ground opportunities, says IUCN.   …  

04 Dec 2010 | International news release

Forest dwelling children

'Lives of the Forest'

'Lives of the Forest' is a new video created by indigenous activists from across the Asia Pacific region exploring the likely impacts of the UN's REDD programme on indigenous resources and lifestyles.  It was created during a participatory video facilitator training in Ifugao (Philippines) by representatives of 15 distinct indigenous communities from 8 different countries. …  

03 Dec 2010 | Downloads - document
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Roberto Zolho

Women adapting to climate change in Mozambique

Through its Climate Change and Development Project (CCDP), IUCN is working to develop adaptation measures which will sustainably safeguard local livelihoods and natural habitats. …  

02 Dec 2010 | Video


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