Octobre 2009

Chairman's input to World Conservation magazine: A bridge to the future

Investing in nature generates very high returns for the economy, society and the environment. It is also a low cost and effective way to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions while the world weans itself off fossil fuels, says IUCN President Ashok Khosla, in an article from the latest issue of IUCN’s World Conservation magazine: “Last call: Climate and nature”. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

TOT in Yemen

Training trainers in Yemen on designing and implementing public awareness campaigns

Under the patronage of the Yemeni Minister of Water and Environment HE Dr. Abdel Rahman Eleryani, IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature- Regional Office for West Asia conducted a regional training workshop entitled How to Design and Implement Public Awareness Campaigns in partnership with Inwent - Capacity Building International, and Sana’a University. The 5-day-training course, which was held from 4-8 October 2009 in Sana’a – Yemen, built the capacities of thirty trainers on designing and implementing environmental public awareness campaigns. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

The participants visited the Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, which produces garden furniture for IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products

On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.  

 
 

22 Oct 2009 | News story
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Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World

Répondre au changement climatique en Asie : une nouvelle publication

Une nouvelle publication explorant « Les principaux enjeux concernant le changement climatique et le protocole de Kyoto : l’Asie et le monde », a été éditée par Kheng-Lian Koh, Lin-Heng Lye & Jolene Lin, du Centre Asie-Pacifique de droit de l’environnement de l’Université nationale de Singapour et également Membre de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

21 Oct 2009 | News story

Schematic framework of anthropogenic climate change drivers, impacts, and responses

Psychology and Global Climate Change

This 215-page report from the American Psychological Association addresses the psychology of climate change. An interesting read recommended by Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, and Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Director.
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21 Oct 2009 | News story
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Melting mountains - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

IUCN: Changing the Climate Forecast

Climate change will seriously affect humans, our environment, our health and our security. Rising sea levels, wildfires, floods, droughts and storms will become more common, and up to 30 percent of the planet’s plant and animal species could become extinct. Follow these links on the IUCN website to learn more. …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story

Arctic

Arctic Survey Education: Real-life Learning on Climate Change

Based on the real-life experiences of three polar explorers on a 73-day ocean survey in 2009, new learning materials are free to download. Parents and teachers will want to explore these educational activities on climate change and the Arctic Ocean, says CEC member Rod Macrae.
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21 Oct 2009 | News story
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WiLD SPEAK is a conservation communications symposium at the World Wilderness Congress

WILD9 Launches WiLD SPEAK

WILD SPEAK, the inaugural global environmental communications symposium at WILD9, will draw the largest gathering of conservation photographers. CEC Regional Vice Chair Cristina Mittermeier is promoting the 9th World Wilderness Congress, November 6–13, 2009 in Mérida, Mexico.
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21 Oct 2009 | News story
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WiLD SPEAK contará con la participación de 40 distinguidos fotógrafos de conservación

WILD9 – 9° Congreso Mundial de Tierras Silvestres

Fotógrafos de prestigio internacional se reunirán en Mérida, México, en el marco de WILD9, el Noveno Congreso Mundial de Tierras Silvestres, para presentar su trabajo y contribuciones a los esfuerzos de conservación. 6-13 de noviembre de 2009 en Mérida, México. IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair Cristina Mittermeier is an organizer of WILD SPEAK, el Simposio de Comunicación y Conservación WiLD SPEAK, organizado por la Liga Internacional de Fotógrafos de Conservación (iLCP) …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story
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Ice cave from a photo book on climate change by CEC member Gary Braasch

Gary Braasch Photography Opens Climate Change Exhibit

Opening November 10, this photo exhibit with 20 images measuring five feet high will educate and inspire action on climate change. CEC member Gary Braasch invites you to his show in Washington, DC. Gary will be in Copenhagen in December taking photos and blogging.
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21 Oct 2009 | News story
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