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Japan adopts the Basic Act on Biodiversity

Japan leads the way for biodiversity

The Kobe Biodiversity Dialogue, from 15-16 October, will culminate at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that will take place in Nagoya in October 2010. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story

Bangkok GGCA TOT

IUCN West Asia contributes to the gender and climate change training in Bangkok

In parallel with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Meeting in Bangkok, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia participated in the Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change. This Asian chapter of the training is the fifth in a series of successful workshops held previously in Europe, USA, and the Caribbean and the Americas. Forty five Asian sustainable development and climate change practitioners attended this three-day-training course which was convened by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) during Sept. 24-26, 2009 in Bangkok. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story
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Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: A capacity needs assessment process

Strengthening capacity for effective participation in forest governance reform processes

From the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project, a timely and tested guide to conducting a capacity needs assessment and developing a capacity-strengthening strategy for stakeholders in forest governance reforms. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

Multi-stakeholder dialogues: What role do they play in forest governance reform?

What role do multi-stakeholder dialogues play in forest governance reform?

IUCN has just published the results from an interactive discussion organised by the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project at Chatham House in London, June 2009. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

IUCN's role in forest governance reform processes

IUCN’s role in forest governance reform processes

This new brief provides an overview of the roles that IUCN can play in support of national and regional forest governance reform processes, particularly those that address illegal logging, its associated trade and other predatory practices. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

Reunión Cuenta Atrás 2010, América del Sur

Falta poco: ¿de dónde venimos?, ¿hacia dónde vamos?

Representantes de alto nivel de doce países y organizaciones de Sudamérica y Europa se reunieron en Lima, Perú, para evaluar la situación de la biodiversidad en América del Sur. …  

12 Oct 2009 | News story
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Soils conference participants: University of Buenos Aires School of Law, 28 September 2009

Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision

On Monday, September 28 the “Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision” conference took place in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, the University of Buenos Aires School of Law , the Argentinean Ministry of the Environment, the Law for a Green Planet Institute and IDEA (Institute of Environmental Law and Economics). Distinguished authorities such as Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, Justice Antonio Herman Benjamín and world specialists on Soils and Desertification participated in the conference. …  

09 Oct 2009 | News story

Mangroves plantation

Progress in Bangkok, but hard work left for Barcelona and Copenhagen

IUCN Closing Statement: The Bangkok climate change talks, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), have moved the all-important negotiating text for a new climate change agreement forward. However, countries are still far from agreeing on the form of the agreement, and most importantly on emission cuts that would ensure a deal in Copenhagen in December. …  

09 Oct 2009 | News story

Public awareness raising on climate change is essential for the implementation of Viet Nam’s adaptation and mitigation activities.

Insider's view: Bangkok part 4

IUCN's head of delegation, Claire Parker outlines the latest developments as the meeting enters its final days. …  

08 Oct 2009 | News story
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Non-timber forest products market, Lao PDR

Bangkok must ensure REDD-plus moves ahead

IUCN Daily Media Statement: As the Bangkok climate change talks near their end, some key elements are yet to be addressed. Progress is being made in the negotiations on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), which also includes conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhacement of forest carbon stocks (REDD Plus). But more must be done. …  

08 Oct 2009 | News story

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