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CC99 Adaptation Law and Governance

What is the role of law in climate change adaptation?

Does the law help or impede adaptation efforts? How can we resolve the tension between law, which is "stationary", and adapting to a changing climate, which is a dynamic, constantly evolving process? These were some of the questions being addressed at an all day conservation campus event on 'Law, good governance and climate change adaptation' held on Friday, 7 September at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. The event was organized by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Environmental Law Institute. Co-organizers and partners included the World Resources Institute, the International Development Law Organization, the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, the IUCN Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.   …  

26 Sep 2012 | News story
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Document Signing Ceremony of EbA Project

Government commits to address adverse impact of climate change

The Government of Nepal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) jointly launched the “Ecosystem based Adaptation in mountain ecosystem in Nepal (EbA)” Project today. The project aims at implementing an emerging approach to help people to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.   …  

16 Aug 2012 | News story

ABS side event - ICNP2, Delhi 2012

ABS Side Event at ICNP2

On Wednesday, 04 July, 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit held a side event at the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP-2) in New Delhi, in order to present the third draft of an IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the ABS Protocol and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Convention. Furthermore, it will provide guidance for the development of ABS legislation and implementation at the national level. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

Congress participants during the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Last few hours for discounts on Congress fees

2012 is a busy year for environmental decision-making, with many large-scale conventions taking place. But the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event with a unique audience. It is the only global summit that represents every aspect of conservation, bringing together leaders of all levels – from governments and international NGOs to academia and local charities. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jul 2012 | News story

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development

20 years on, civil society leads in Rio

Governments are leaving the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit (Rio +20) with a big deal but little action. Groups of civil society and business have proved they can lead the way towards a sustainable future. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story

deforestation

USA and others to restore more than 18 million hectares of forest lands

USA forest service, Rwanda, a Brazilian coalition and indigenous groups from Mesoamerica have committed to restoring a total of more than 18 million hectares of their forest landscape. This will pump billions into local and global economies and bring a host of other benefits, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

18 Jun 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General meets President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak at the Blue House, 6 June 2012

Jeju marks 100-day countdown

Shorter are the days that separate us from the IUCN World Conservation Congress. That was the motivation driving the D-100 celebrations held on Saturday 2 June at the International Convention Centre Jeju (ICCJ). …  

04 Jun 2012 | News story

2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Sites naturels sacrés - IUCN Best Practice Guideline no. 16, French

French Language Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines Launched

Today at the Indigenous Forum of the International Congress of Ethnobiology the IUCN - UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines - French Language Version were launched. The Guidelines are part of the Protected Area Best Practice Guideline Series of the World Commission on Protected Areas. They provide advice to protected area managers how to support the biological and cultural values of sacred natural sites. …  

22 May 2012 | News story
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With an estimated commercial value exceeding US$2 billion per year, the Mekong is the world’s most valuable inland fishery

Establishment of IPBES: Implications for global, regional and national policy

In a recent article, Ibrahim Thiaw and Richard Munang from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have outlined a number of ways forward for the newly created IPBES. Those include finding innovative ways to combine existing knowledge systems, engaging civil society and integrating economic thinking into biodiversity and ecosystem protection. …  

10 May 2012 | News story