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
18 Sep 2009 | News story
An Ecosystem Services Expert Directory is now available for free online. Journalists, business leaders and governments can use the directory to search hundreds of environment experts from organizations such as IUCN, the Ecological Society of America and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’s working groups. … | French | Spanish
15 Sep 2009 | News story
As climate change escalates, the world is increasingly looking to engineered solutions to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable energy. Recently the focus has turned on deserts and how they can be used to supply large amounts of renewable energy which is causing some concern among environmentalists. …
14 Sep 2009 | News story
La Présidente de la CEC du Comité français de l'UICN, Cécile Ostria (par ailleurs directrice de la Fondation Nicolas Hulot) et Florence Clap (Chargée de programmes sur les Politiques de la biodiversité à l’UICN France) ont réuni les membres français de l’UICN France ainsi que les experts en communication, éducation et sensibilisation sur la biodiversité du réseau français pour coordonner les activités de l’année 2010 dans le cadre de l’Année Internationale de la Biodiversité.
25 Aug 2009 | News story
Professionals carrying out the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level use the fact sheets, checklists and examples in the CEPA Toolkit to update their knowledge and skills. The toolkit is now available in Spanish, “La Comunicación, Educación, y Conciencia Pública” and in French “Communication, éducation et sensibilisation du public.” CEPA is about motivating and mobilizing people to change behaviour and take action. Tools and methods include information exchange, dialogue, education and social marketing.
09 Aug 2009 | News story
Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. … | French | Spanish
05 Aug 2009 | News story
This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …