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Green bloggers: win a trip to India to cover World Environment Day 2011, on June 5!

How would you like to win a trip to India to do something you already love doing – blogging!? Here’s a chance to flex your writing skills and to be a part of the World Environment Day global movement.
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05 May 2011 | News story

Richard Aishton

"We do exactly what we say’ - Interview with Richard Aishton

Richard Aishton, ENPI FLEG Program Coordinator at IUCN Europe, was recently interviewed by the ENPI Info centre, as part of their series on "The People Behind the Projects". Richard explained that the Program is trying to promote sustainable forest management and good consistent transparent governance of forest resources in 6 eastern European Neighbourhood Countries and Russia. "Its a long road and we know we will not achieve it in our lifetimes but it’s important to start out and move towards that goal." …  

05 May 2011 | News story

The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

Seychelles signs Nagoya Protocol – a first for the IUCN ESARO region

 On the 21st April Seychelles became the first country in the Eastern and Southern African Region of IUCN to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. …  

05 May 2011 | News story
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B@B

Business Partnerships Key for Biodiversity

The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform has been recognised in the recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy as a key partnership which will support its implementation: “The Commission will further develop the Platform and encourage greater cooperation between businesses in Europe, including SMEs, and links to national and global initiatives”.  The Platform is led by IUCN Europe. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

Nadine McCormick

100% renewable energy – at what cost to the marine environment?

By Nadine McCormick, IUCN’s Energy Network Coordinator.

Transforming the world’s energy systems is essential to achieving a sustainable global economy. The marine environment offers a bounty of renewable energy options but what do the scenarios look like in reality? …  

05 May 2011 | Article
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EU adopts new strategy to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal. …  

04 May 2011 | News story

Thematic Session: Change and Loss in Marine Biodiversity from Bycatch in Marine Capture Fisheries

CEESP Member, Eric Gilman encourages members to consider participating in a session on fisheries bycatch as part of the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, to be convened from 26-30 Sept. 2011 in Aberdeen, UK …  

04 May 2011 | Article
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Theme on Environment, Conflict and Security

TECS Consultations | The Theme on Environment, Conflict and Security focuses on the intersection between environmental governance, environmental change and conflict and how this impacts on multiple dimensions of security. …  

04 May 2011 | News story
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Fehmida explains turtle conservation to local people

The Turtle Lady

Dr Fehmida Firdous – Pakistan

The efforts of Dr Fehmida Firdous, known as the ‘Turtle Lady of Pakistan’ to save marine turtles has earned accolade from the country’s President and international media attention. …  

03 May 2011 | News story

REDD and Communities Task Force plans for 2011

The CEESP REDD and Communities Task Force has launched its plans for 2011 this month. The task force, which is formally incorporated under TGER, will continue to disseminate regular information on the development of national and international policies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance carbon stocks (REDD+). …  

03 May 2011 | News story
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