Politique mondiale

IPBES

Climate Change has the IPCC – does biodiversity need IPBES?

Momentum is building around the establishment of "IPBES" (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). This would work for biodiversity in a similar way that the IPCC does for climate change, supporting governments and other decision-makers with information to make decisions in response to the best available science, and not just political interests or rhetoric. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

CITES Animals Committee

Report on the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting

During the week of April 20 to 24, Species Programme represented IUCN at the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Animals Committee meetings are designed to provide scientific advice and guidance to the Parties of CITES and the Secretariat to assist in their decision-making on species issues. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

DAsanka's shrub frog

A boost for biodiversity from the G8

Environment ministers at the G8 meeting in Sicily sent a strong political message about biodiversity and climate change with the release of the Carta di Siracusa on Biodiversity. …  

27 Apr 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

G20 must follow through on green promises

The G20, meeting yesterday in London, agreed with what IUCN and many others have been saying: the economic recovery must be inclusive, green and sustainable. …  

03 Apr 2009 | News story

Ninth Conference of the Parties to the CBD

Message from Bonn puts ecosystem services at centre stage

On 9 and 10 March, 50 distinguished participants gathered in Bonn for a high-level meeting called for the German Presidency to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Conference of the Parties (CBD COP), to discuss the scope and nature of future global targets on biodiversity. 

30 Mar 2009 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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Wild berries in Sherpa, Nepal

IUCN and UNEP urge governments to use science in policy decisions

The need to create a scientific panel on biodiversity and ecosystems services, was one of the hot topics discussed by delegates at the UNEP Governing Council in Nairobi this week. …  

19 Feb 2009 | News story

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Compensation à 100% des émissions de carbone estimées du Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN

Le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN est un événement sans pareil par sa capacité de rassemblement de très nombreux membres de la communauté mondiale de l’environnement. Cette occasion unique d’apprendre, d’échanger des idées et de rencontrer des gens n’a pas de prix pour les participants. Cependant, le plus grand rendez–vous mondial de l’environnement a aussi un coût pour la planète. Une évaluation indépendante des gaz à effet de serre du Congrès mondial de la nature (Barcelone, 5 -14 octobre 2008), menée par ECCM, a estimé que l’événement a généré 7 934 tonnes d’équivalents/dioxyde de carbone. …   | English | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

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