Août 2011

Alison Sudol

Doing good by looking good!

IUCN Goodwill Ambassador, American singer-songwriter Alison Sudol is teaming up with a clothing company that has a strong social and environmental ethic on a new project that will raise funds for IUCN’s conservation work. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

Momentos en que los participantes realizaban un juego de roles en el que a partir de un caso hipotético, dos países ficticios sostenían una negociación

El Salvador apuesta a fortalecer capacidades para la gobernanza de aguas compartidas

Funcionarios y funcionarias de alto nivel del gobierno salvadoreño reforzaron sus conocimientos en aspectos de derecho internacional sobre cursos de aguas compartidas y técnicas de negociación en el segundo taller de capacitación facilitado por UICN, en coordinación con el Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) y el Viceministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Integración y Promoción Económica. …   | English

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Papua and West Papua Provinces, Indonesia

Clarifying land rights as a pre-condition for pro-poor REDD in Papua Province, Indonesia

Secure rights over forests and the carbon within them is generally agreed to be a pre-requisite for any REDD+ mechanism to function successfully, and delivering this certainty has been a major pre-occupation of Governments and private sector investors. Defining these rights is not simple, at least in Indonesia, where up to 40 million people live within land designated as 'state forest' without any legal right to be there or to use the resources. In July 2011, at an international conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise in Indonesia, (http://asiatenureconf2011.wordpress.com/) one expert reported that “whilst in Asia overall about a quarter of the forest is owned, designated or managed by communities and indigenous people, in Indonesia less than a tenth of one percent has been formally devolved to local communities.” …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Comisión Binacional

Instancias transfronterizas y UICN afinan mecanismos de trabajo para la gobernanza ambiental

Los secretarios ejecutivos del Convenio de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Fronterizo entre Costa Rica y Panamá, el señor Israel Barrera (Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas de Panamá –MEF-) y el señor Óscar Méndez (Ministerio de Planificación de Costa Rica –MIDEPLAN-) junto con su equipo y, personal del Centro de Derecho Ambiental y de la Unidad de Gestión del Agua de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) se reunieron en San José para dar seguimiento a los acuerdos alcanzados en abril en Panamá. En esa ocasión, el secretariado solicitó apoyo para desarrollar un borrador de estatutos para el funcionamiento de la Comisión Binacional Permanente (CBP), así como para elaborar materiales de difusión e información con el fin de resaltar los principales logros alcanzados en dos décadas de existencia del Convenio. …   | English

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Rarotonga, capital of the Cook Islands

Water experts talk solutions in the Cook Islands

Solutions for water efficiency and wastewater management in the Pacific were core topics at the annual GEF IWRM Steering Committee Meeting, which took place from 25-29 July 2011 in the Cook Islands. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

NP Plitvice - Two boats

Looking for common ground between the oldest Croatian and the youngest BiH national parks

This summer Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia hosted a stakeholder meeting to discuss joint priorities for long term cooperation for biodiversity protection with Una National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.   …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.  …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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IUCN Med

UICN-Med cherche des experts en espèces

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l´UICN (UICN-Med) cherche des experts volontaires pour contribuer à l´évaluation des différents groupes taxonomiques de la Liste Rouge des espèces ménacées dans la région méditerranéenne. Cette évaluation fait partie du projet intitulé: Évaluation de la Biodiversité Méditerranéenne Phase 2 : En répondant aux lacunes d´information sur la région méditerranéenne. …   | English | Spanish

16 Aug 2011 | News story
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Business unusual

Enter the Green Awards for Creativity in Sustainability

Enter by September 1, 2011. The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS showcases the best examples of creativity in business, citizen and government initiatives leading to sustainable outcomes.   …  

16 Aug 2011 | News story