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Legal and Institutional Frameworks of Water-related Payments for Ecosystem Services Schemes

At the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) held a side event in the IUCN Pavilion in order to share the findings of its current work on water-related payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes. The results of PES case studies from 4 Andean countries (Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia) were presented to an interested audience. …  

07 Apr 2009 | News story
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Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

G20 must follow through on green promises

The G20, meeting yesterday in London, agreed with what IUCN and many others have been saying: the economic recovery must be inclusive, green and sustainable. …  

03 Apr 2009 | News story

Photo of RULE launch

RULE: reforming water governance

Under the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), developed its latest toolkit, RULE: reforming water governance, with a view to strengthening water governance capacity at the national level by way of enhancing the capacities of water managers to deal with legal and policy issues. …  

03 Apr 2009 | News story
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Norther Bald Ibis

Ibis Project Kicks off in Palmyra

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has officially launched the Northern Bald Ibis Project in the Syrian Palmyra desert. This project aims to establish new standards and practices for protected areas design and management in Syria, where activities to conserve the Bald Ibis will be undertaken in the Palmyra Ibis Protected Area (IPA) which was established in 2004. …  

02 Apr 2009 | News story
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The Second Regional Committee for West Asia Meeting in Amman, Jordan

IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia convenes its second meeting in Amman

IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia (RCWA) held its Second Meeting in Amman, Jordan on March 30-31, 2009 in the presence of IUCN Director General Ms Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN West Asia Regional Director Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi and RCWA Chair Eng. Mohamed Shahbaz. …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

IUCN Meeting in Palestine

IUCN stakeholder meeting in Palestine

Within the IUCN Director General mission to the West Asia region she also visited Jenin in Palestine where she took a tour to a number of protected areas and sites there. She met with the Jenin Deputy Governor Mr. Abdullah Barakat and the government departments' directors as well as other stakeholders in Jenin. …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

Euros

1 million Euros for biodiversity!

This is not an April Fools’ joke, the FEMP and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment has announced a 1-million-jackpot competition for biodiversity. Local governments in Spain are encouraged to present their best ideas to protect the natural heritage to try and win one of the prizes up for grabs (first prize 200,000 Euros, second 150,000, third 100,000, plus 11 prizes worth 50,000). …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

seaweed

Aviation industry should target efficiencies not algae

In this World Radio Switzerland interview, IUCN’s Nadine McCormick comments on claims from the 4th annual Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva that algae is the future energy source for aviation.

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01 Apr 2009 | News story
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The way forward on sustainable use

Achieving the sustainable use of natural resources is central to IUCN’s mission and an issue that involves many parts of the Union 

01 Apr 2009 | News story

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