Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Securing water for all - a 2050 plan

Having the right institutions and processes in place to cope with increasing demands on water resources, under threat from climate change, is key to ensuring a clean and plentiful supply of water for the world’s growing population. …  

23 Sep 2010 | News story

Paul Kithinji is a young man of 28 who uses herbal medicine to help treat his neighbors in Kiangima village in  Eastern Kenya.

Herbal Medicine: View from Youth

CEC member Yvonne Otieno interviews a young herbalist in Eastern Kenya about communicating traditional knowledge, and his work with the World Agroforestry Centre on the medicinal tree species Warbugia Urgandesis. …  

22 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN Water Programme Booth at the IWA World Water Exhibition in Montreal

Ecosystems and Watershed Management – Friends or foes in the climate change debate?

At the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal, September 20 and 21, environmental flows and natural infrastructure were proposed as emerging solutions to the challenges that water managers face. 

21 Sep 2010 | News story

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CEC Members are Invited to Wash D.C. Reception

A reception for IUCN members and Commission members will be held Monday, September 27 at 5:30 pm at the Washington D.C. offices of WWF-US. This invitation is shared with CEC members by John Francis, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for North America and the Caribbean. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Saving biodiversity - the debate

  Current levels of spending on biodiversity conservation fall far short of what's needed. But if the extra funding became available, what would be the most cost-effective way to use it?

World Conservation asked leading environmentalists to outline their priorities (read what they said here). Keen to hear the views of our wider readership, we then opened up the question for an online debate, moderated by IUCN experts, and had some interesting feedback (see below).

Thank you to all who posted comments - your views are important to us and will help guide IUCN's priority work area on 'greening the economy'. We have prepared the following summary of the comments: …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story
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Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

How to Build and Animate Youth Networks, by Grace Mwaura

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor and CEC member, shares her experience and lessons learned as a leader in youth networks. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Javed Jabbar, Pakistan

View from Pakistan by CEC Regional Vice-Chair

“The enormity of the disaster which affects millions of people should be a test even for well-established governance and disaster management systems,” writes Javed Jabbar, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for West Asia and the Middle East.  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Huma Beg, documentary film producer, in remote Utror, Pakistan, after 2010 floods

Youth in Pakistan are focus of Huma Beg's Films

Dominic Stucker of the CEC Steering Committee shares a video from Utror, Pakistan. "This video on flood relief efforts in Pakistan is by my friend and colleague, Huma Beg of Serendip Productions, working and filming in her native Pakistan," he says. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Young Professional Selected for CEC Nagoya Delegation

Yvonne Otieno will join the IUCN CEC delegation in Nagoya this October for COP 10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Dominic Stucker of the CEC Steering Committee reports on the democratic selection process. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story