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Edible bamboo shoots for sale in Northern Lao PDR

Getting REDD right for forest people

Mark Poffenberger of Community Forestry International calls for the climate mitigation negotiations to take account of the rights and concerns of forest dependent people. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

REDD: putting women at risk or providing opportunities?

Jeannette Gurung of WOCAN highlights some of the gender differentiated impacts of REDD.
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01 Oct 2009 | News story

Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Signing of MoU between IUCNP, FATA Secretariat and MoE

IUCN signs A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fata Secretariat

ISLAMABAD September 29: An MoU was signed between IUCN Pakistan and the  Federal Ministry of Environment for the establishment of ‘Environment Cell’ in Fata Secretariat, Peshawar. IUCN’s Regional Director Asia, Aban Marker Kabraji, and Country Representative Pakistan, Shah Murad Aliani, and Secretary Ministry of Environment Kamran Lashari, and Secretary Planning & Development Fata Secretariat, Peshawar Dr. Jamal Nasir signed the agreement. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

The IUCN Vietnam shared information on FLEGT with NGOs in Hanoi.

Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Analysis Identifies Ways to Improve Understanding and Increase Legality

If a tree is cut down illegally, but no one knows the law, did it make a sound? Riddle aside, the IUCN Vietnam is attempting to address that exact problem. In 2008, The European Union created a FLEGT action plan as a way to cut down on illegal logging. However, in Vietnam, there is a lack of understanding and awareness of the FLEGT action plan. The IUCN Vietnam has been working hard to raise awareness and increase the legality of FLEGT. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story
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Some members of the IUCN Vietnam staff enjoy drinks at a farewell party.

Staff News

The recently restructured IUCN Vietnam is entering a new period of productivity. As the amount of staff has been streamlined, each member has taken on more responsibility.

 
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29 Sep 2009 | News story
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TEEB: The economic case for investing in ecosystems

Investing in the Earth’s ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, saving trillions of dollars, says the latest update from TEEB. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Holcim and IUCN in Vietnam

Holcim and IUCN in Vietnam

IUCN and Holcim in Vietnam partnered on two projects in early 2009. One project increased awareness for local community on environment and waste management and the other project dealt with improving karst management. This IUCN and Holcim Vietnam partnership is linked to a global agreement to develop a biodiversity policy for the entire Holcim group. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Danone: Market for Wet Carbon

Danone: Market for Wet Carbon

The partnership between IUCN, Ramsar and the Danone Group is underway. The aim: to leverage carbon markets for the benefit of wetland ecosystems and communities …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Alison visiting IUCN projects in the field.

Bringing Together Communication and Conservation: A Journalist at IUCN Vietnam

IUCN Viet Nam has been building its communications program over the past several years by launching a web site, issuing increasing numbers of reports and information sheets, and reaching out to the media and other partners in conservation. I was honored to become a part of that process when I joined the IUCN VN office as a communications officer with funding from the Princeton in Asia program in the United States.  

25 Sep 2009 | News story
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