Octobre 2009

Authors meeting in Bangkok 3-4 October 2009, L to R Justice Nchunu, CEL; Melinda Janki, CEL Steering Committee, John Costenbader, ELC

Writing the rule book on REDD

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.

27 Oct 2009 | News story

CEL Side Event at World Forestry Congress, 19 October 2009

World Forestry Congress - BSAS

The World Forestry Congress was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18th to October 23rd. The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law was involved in a side event addressing Forestry Law in Argentina which took place on October 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Argentinean Rural Society’s Calden Hall.
This side event was co-organized by the Political and Social Studies Institute (IEPS) and the Federal Forestry and Environmental Law Institute from the Catholic University of Santa Fe’s Law School and Political Science Department with the support of IUCN and CEL.

27 Oct 2009 | News story

Convention internationale sur la conservation des psittacidés

La Fondation Loro Parque, par ailleurs Membre de l’UICN, organisera la 1ère convention internationale sur la conservation des psittacidés – Sciences, politiques et pratiques, du 20 au 22 septembre 2010, et la 7ème convention internationale sur les perroquets, du 22 au 25 septembre 2010. …   | English | Spanish

27 Oct 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Experts finalise guidelines for biofuels and invasives

On 5-6 October 2009, IUCN hosted a 2nd workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to test the draft guidelines on biofuels and invasive species, thanks to funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. …  

26 Oct 2009 | News story

Photo de famille atelier plaidoyer à Bissau

Lancement d’un partenariat régional pour une coexistence plus harmonieuse entre les industries extractives, l’environnement et les populations locales.

Du 20 au 22 octobre 2009, l’UICN / Bissau a organisé un atelier pour renforcer les capacités de la société civile en matière de plaidoyer à propos des impacts sociaux et environnementaux du secteur minier (action menée avec l’appui du comité UICN – NL). …  

26 Oct 2009 | News story

Whale photograph

Dead western gray whale found at Sakhalin

A western gray whale carcass was found washed ashore at Chaivo Bay, Sakhalin Island, by a local hunter in early September. …  

25 Oct 2009 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

IUCN CEC Newsletter - October 2009

Download this newsletter from the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. The full-text version is provided here in pdf. …  

23 Oct 2009 | News story

EPLP 71 Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

The term ‘rights-based approach’ (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. The newest IUCN publication “Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach” aims at informing all actors (governments, the private sector, local communities, non-governmental organizations) about the RBA and its potential contribution to guiding activities that, if unrestrained, may have a detrimental impact on nature conservation.

23 Oct 2009 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Bringing business and nature closer together

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding for the second time. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

Issue 2 - 2009

Planète Conservation : les Membres de l’UICN actifs pour le climat

Le dernier numéro du magazine de l’UICN, Planète Conservation, intitulé « Dernier appel : climat et nature », évoque les diverses contributions des représentants des Membres de l’UICN, sur le thème brûlant du changement climatique : …   | English | Spanish

22 Oct 2009 | News story