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Join the new CEC accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare and Picasa and view CEC videos on the IUCN YouTube Channel. CEC will be adding content throughout CBD COP10 in Nagoya. Sign up today. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Food Security through Additional Income Generation

27-28 September 2010, Rome, Italy

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated at the stakeholders consultation on “Food Security through Additional Income Generation: From Payment of Environmental Services to Remuneration of Positive Externalities (RPE) in the Agriculture and Food Sector,” convened by the FAO Natural Resource Management and Environment Department at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Thomas Greiber, Senior Legal Officer at the Centre, was invited to give a presentation on legal frameworks for payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, the topic of two recent publications by the Environmental Law Centre: “Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks”, and “Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level”.
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06 Oct 2010 | News story

Intern photo: Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Importance of Environmental Flows

Water and Climate: Focus of 2010 World Water Week

How does water allocation happen if water resources increasingly fluctuate? What does sustainability mean in the context of an evolving definition of “normal”? …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

EEA

Assessing Biodiversity in Europe - the 2010 report

Europe is still far from meeting its 2010 target and we risk missing future targets unless we change the way we are managing our environment. The European Environment Agency’s new biodiversity report based on SEBI 2010 indicators assesses the state of biodiversity in Europe and makes recommendations for improving policy effectiveness. IUCN's European Union Representative Office contributed to the writing of this report and provided coordinating support.
 

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: NABU Münster Naturschutzstation and Stadtverband

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Since 1996, Münster’s volunteers of NABU – one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany, encompassing more than 450,000 members and sponsors – have helped trim the branches of fruit trees, plant 3,800 trees, and harvest the orchards’ products in the region. Fair prices are an incentive for farmers to conserve their orchards, and ensuring consumption of the orchards’ fruit contributes both to the protection of existing orchards and the plantation of new ones. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story
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Success story of the day: Limburg Province

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Province of Limburg and three Regionale Landschappen (Regional Landscapes) – the NGOs whose mission is to improve the quality of the landscapes, including the nature in the region of Limburg – launched a project in 2008, encouraging every municipality in the Province to adopt an animal or a plant. The Province and the NGOs prepared an action plan for each of the adopted species explaining what should be done to protect them and what measures were needed. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success Story of the day: Hero productions

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: 
Acknowledging the social benefits and economic value of biodiversity, as well as the immediate future consequences of biodiversity loss in the country, Hero Productions felt the urgency and responsibility to act and developed an environmental multimedia agenda for its media company established in 2006. Hero Productions has been active in designing, facilitating and implementing training and awareness programmes on biodiversity conservation in Ghana and establishing partnerships with relevant stakeholders both locally and internationally. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Fundació Caixa Catalunya

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Fundació Territori i Paisatge (now Fundació Caixa Catalunya and IUCN Member)  was created by the Caixa Catalunya Savings Bank at the end of 1997 with the main aim to preserve, natural areas, biodiversity and landscapes, as well as raise public awareness. The foundation’s long-term programme has three action lines. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment has organised a debate with key stakeholders to identify priority actions for the integration of biodiversity into social and economic policies and all levels of decision making. It has also launched a campaign “I give life to my planet” at the end of 2009 which is targeted at the general public, in particular children and youngsters. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN

Los miembros del Comité Español hacen un último esfuerzo para ayudar a detener la pérdida de biodiversidad en 2010

Septiembre 2010 – El Comité Español de la UICN, con la colaboración de la Fundación Biodiversidad y Obra Social Caja Madrid, han puesto en marcha el proyecto “Año Mundial para la Biodiversidad”, una iniciativa enmarcada en el ámbito del Año Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica (AIB) proclamado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas. El proyecto tiene como objetivo hacer conciencia sobre la diversidad biológica, y su pérdida, a través de la educación ambiental. Se promoverá la participación de voluntarios en la lucha contra la pérdida de biodiversidad. …   | English | French

05 Oct 2010 | News story