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Multi-sector group to address implementation barriers for more sustainable biofuels

Participants at a jointly-hosted Shell-IUCN workshop identified alignment of policy and standards and information for land-use planning as areas to overcome implementation barriers to advance the sustainability of biofuel developments. …  

04 Feb 2010 | News story

UNEP and CEL meet in Nairobi

Visit to Nairobi

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law’s Chair and Deputy Chair, Ms. Sheila Abed and Prof. Antonio Benjamin, visited the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) regional office in Nairobi last month. During their stay, they had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Angela Cropper, UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Bakary Kante, Director of the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, Ms. Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of UNEP/CMS Secretariat in Bonn, and also a member of CEL’s Steering Committee and Mr. John Scanlon, Principal Advisor to the Executive Director on Policy and Programme, and former Head of the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and Director of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (Bonn, Germany). …  

04 Feb 2010 | News story

Map of Russia

Unique IUCN delegation discusses IUCN programme priorities in the Russian Federation

A watershed meeting took place in Moscow on 2 February between the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment, the Chair of the National Committee in the Russian Federation, the IUCN Pan-European Regional Director (a.i.) and the European Vice-Chairs of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and the World Commission on Protected Areas to discuss IUCN’s programme in the Russian Federation. …  

03 Feb 2010 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day - celebrating wetland biodiversity

Today is World Wetlands Day – an opportunity to highlight the importance of wetlands, the biodiversity they contain, and the benefits that we gain from them. So what makes wetlands attract so much attention? …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

Recent activity of the IUCN Private Sector Task Force

Background:  The current IUCN Council has set up the Private Sector Task Force “ to learn from and continue to improve on IUCN's engagement with the private sector, and to propose revisions to the Guidelines as appropriate”. …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

IUCN Councillors at the 73rd Meeting of Council, 23-25 November 2009

73rd meeting of IUCN Council

An Overview of 73rd Council (23-25 November 2009) with a summary of the main discussion and decision points is available in English, French and Spanish on the IUCN Members Portal. 

02 Feb 2010 | News story

ICCA

Communities and bio-cultural diversity in Cambodia - options for policies and action whose time has come

Indigenous Territories and Areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (ICCAs in short) encompass many of the bio-cultural patrimonies of the world. However, while the Convention on Biological Diversity formally recognises them and recommends their support, recognition by national governments is often problematic. …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

ICCA

Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas: A Bold New Frontier for Conservation

The ICCA Forum has a new website which includes a variety of ICCA information, analyses and reports from all over the world: www.ICCAforum.org. You are welcome to submit ICCA-relevant case studies and other insights, announcements and materials that you would like to propose for uploading.   …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America

One study shows that there are 118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America.  Mining projects involving hundreds of Latin American communities. Currently, of the 337 mining projects in the region, 139 are in conflict with different communities. This is what reveals the Database Mining Conflicts in Latin America.  …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

La Segua, Ecuador

Cuidar los Humedales, una respuesta al cambio climático

2 Febrero, Día Mundial de los Humedales. “Los humedales son valorados como fuentes de agua, recarga de acuíferos, criaderos naturales de peces y reservorios de diversidad biológica y cultural, entre otras irremplazables funciones; ahora necesitan ser reconocidos como aliados indispensables en la mitigación de los impactos negativos del cambio climático sobre las cuencas hídricas y los asentamientos humanos”, señalaron desde PROTEGER. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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