IUCN and the International Council for Science (ICSU) have launched a survey to collect views on stakeholder engagement in IPBES, the top new nature platform on biodiversity and its benefits. All stakeholders, including the private sector, indigenous peoples, local, scientific and conservation communities, are invited to contribute to the development of the first draft of their engagement strategy. …
19 Mar 2013 | News story
19 Mar 2013 | News story
Each year World Water Day (WWD) is celebrated on the 22nd of March, and has become one of the key dates on the UN calendar. The day marks a special focus on global water issues, with this year in particular global attention on water cooperation. …
18 Mar 2013 | News story
IUCN’s BRIDGE project, which stands for 'Building River Dialogue and Governance', is holding a Global Learning workshop in Lima, Peru, gathering key actors from the 9 river basins where BRIDGE is active. Regional coordinators from Asia and South and Central America have joined, bringing crucial viewpoints on project progress and understanding of the political, social and economic contexts of their countries and basins. … | Spanish
13 Mar 2013 | News story
This week, IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) host an online consultation session on Infrastructure Solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. As part of the UN's 'The World We Want' initiative, the consultation platform allows everyone to have their say on development issues post 2015, from 11-17 March with a particular focus on water, energy and food. …
11 Mar 2013 | News story
As the UN recently kicked off the official launch of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, the IUCN Mesoamerica office released a new video on cooperation achievements between Panama and Costa Rica, including actions in the transboundary Sixaola river basin. … | Spanish
04 Mar 2013 | News story
By James Dalton. It has been over three years since we first sat down with CEMEX, the global building materials company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. It was one of those meetings where we were not sure what they wanted to talk about apart from the general subject of ‘water’. …
01 Mar 2013 | News story
We pose several questions to Oliver Greenfield, Convener for the Green Economy Coalition.
- What are the benefits of investing in Natural Capital and a Green Economy?
- What role do you think that Business has is incorporating Natural Capital into their operations?
- How does Business fit into the greater Green Economy framework?
- What is the role of policy and policy makers in enabling the uptake of a Green Economy?
- What is the Green Economy Coalition’s future work plan for 2013-2016?
Today, IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation announced the launch of the Powered by Nature competition in which European communications students are challenged to co-create a social media campaign. The goal of the final campaign is to raise awareness of “natural solutions” for energy and encourage the young generation to become "powered by nature". Students will work together with experts from environmental organisations and communications agencies on their final submissions. …
12 Feb 2013 | News story