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Blog: Water and climate change: Best available science or Greek tragedy?

By Mark Smith. Fire, earth, air and water. To the ancient Greeks, these were the keys to understanding the world around them. To modern-day climate negotiators? Not so much. …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story
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COP21: Climate change and water - interview with IUCN's Mark Smith

'Water and Climate Resilience' was the focus of the third day of the UN climate change conference in Paris. In this newly released video interview, Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme, talks about the key role water plays in the climate change debate.  …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story

Planning session – IUCN Biodiversity Team and HSBC Volunteers

IUCN Sri Lanka and HSBC staff volunteers conducted the baseline survey of the Knuckles Watershed Conservation Project

Funded by HSBC through the Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the ‘Watershed Conservation and Restoration in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area: mini-watershed of Puwakpitiya Oya’ is a three year project, started in October 2015, implemented by IUCN Sri Lanka office in close collaboration with the Forest Department.   …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri delivering the Keynote address

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka delivers the keynote address at the Second National Symposium on Marine Environment

Themed Blue oceans blooms blue economy the second National Symposium on Marine Environment was held during 18-19 November, 2015 at the Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo 7. The symposium was organized by the Marine Environment Protection Authority of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. …  

30 Nov 2015 | News story

Workshop

MFF SGF Phase 2 Cycle 4 Grantees share their lessons

Phase 2 (Cycle 4) of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grants Facility (SGF) in Sri Lanka came to an end in July 2015. The grant recipients met on the 23 October 2015, in Colombo, to share the lessons they had learned from their projects. …  

30 Nov 2015 | News story

Participants from the FATA Secretariat, representatives of the KPK government, NGOs, CSOs and academia

Project on Improving Water Governance in FATA Kicks Off

Officials, Experts for Greater focus on Building Environmental Concerns into FATA Development

An inception meeting on Thursday marked the launch of a two-year project aimed at improving water governance in FATA - a region already crippled by instability and environmental degradation over the years. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

National Exposure Visit on Truck Freight System

Coordination between relevant institutions and stakeholders is crucial for the promotion of sustainable transport in Pakistan. In this regard a diverse group of relevant stakeholders physically visited and observed the operations of Karachi Port Trust and freight transport on 6th November 2015. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

Workshop - NBSAP

IUCN Hosts a workshop on Food and Nutrition aspects of Biodiversity

On 7 October 2015, food, nutrition and biodiversity experts from around the country met at the Plant Genetic Resource Centre (PGRC) in Gannoruwa, Kandy to discuss linkages between food and nutrition concerns and biodiversity conservation in the context of developing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). The workshop was jointly organised by the GEF/UNEP/FAO Project on ‘Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition’ (BFN) implemented by PGRC. IUCN Sri Lanka is the main technical partner to the Biodiversity Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment for the formulation of the NBSAP for the country. Consultations with different sector groups is part of the process adopted in NBSAP formulation and food and nutrition is one of the key areas where biodiversity plays a key role. …  

15 Oct 2015 | News story

Participants in the interactive session during the seminar on 'The Process and Outputs of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM'

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species inspire Bangladeshi youth to conserve nature

It’s inspiring when hundreds of young people talk about The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and biodiversity conservation. It is moving that these young minds had promised to protect nature like their mother and to see how they are more motivated, aware and responsible about taking care of their environment.  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

Water professionals day - Symposium

Commemorating the 2015 Water Professionals’ Day in Sri Lanka

The Water Professionals’ Day was initiated in 2003 with the objective of promoting water resources research in Sri Lanka by providing a platform for the water professionals and the students to present and discuss their research findings related to water. Reaching its 13th milestone in 2015, the Water Professionals’ Day Symposium – 2015 was held on 1 October at the University of Peradeniya. The event was organized by Cap-Net Lanka, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL). The theme of the symposium was “Water – Food – Ecosystem Nexus” with the aim to increase the understanding of inter-sectoral linkages for sustainable water management. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

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