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Authors meeting in Bangkok 3-4 October 2009, L to R Justice Nchunu, CEL; Melinda Janki, CEL Steering Committee, John Costenbader, ELC

Writing the rule book on REDD

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.
 

27 Oct 2009 | News story

CEL Side Event at World Forestry Congress, 19 October 2009

World Forestry Congress - BSAS

The World Forestry Congress was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18th to October 23rd. The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law was involved in a side event addressing Forestry Law in Argentina which took place on October 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Argentinean Rural Society’s Calden Hall.
This side event was co-organized by the Political and Social Studies Institute (IEPS) and the Federal Forestry and Environmental Law Institute from the Catholic University of Santa Fe’s Law School and Political Science Department with the support of IUCN and CEL.
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27 Oct 2009 | News story

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

International Convention on the Conservation of Psittacidae

IUCN Member, the Loro Parque Foundation, will organise the 1st International Convention on the Conservation of Psittacidae - Science, Policy and Practice, from the 20 to 22 September 2010, and the 7th International Parrot Convention, from the 22 to 25 September 2010. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Experts finalise guidelines for biofuels and invasives

On 5-6 October 2009, IUCN hosted a 2nd workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to test the draft guidelines on biofuels and invasive species, thanks to funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. …  

26 Oct 2009 | News story

Photo de famille atelier plaidoyer à Bissau

Lancement d’un partenariat régional pour une coexistence plus harmonieuse entre les industries extractives, l’environnement et les populations locales.

Du 20 au 22 octobre 2009, l’UICN / Bissau a organisé un atelier pour renforcer les capacités de la société civile en matière de plaidoyer à propos des impacts sociaux et environnementaux du secteur minier (action menée avec l’appui du comité UICN – NL). …  

26 Oct 2009 | News story

Whale photograph

Dead western gray whale found at Sakhalin

A western gray whale carcass was found washed ashore at Chaivo Bay, Sakhalin Island, by a local hunter in early September. …  

25 Oct 2009 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

IUCN CEC Newsletter - October 2009

Download this newsletter from the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. The full-text version is provided here in pdf. …  

23 Oct 2009 | News story

EPLP 71 Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

The term ‘rights-based approach’ (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. The newest IUCN publication “Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach” aims at informing all actors (governments, the private sector, local communities, non-governmental organizations) about the RBA and its potential contribution to guiding activities that, if unrestrained, may have a detrimental impact on nature conservation.
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23 Oct 2009 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Bringing business and nature closer together

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding for the second time. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

Participants at the first Integrated District Development Vision consultative workshop for Quetta District.

First Integrated District Development Vision consultative workshop for Quetta District held

QUETTA, October 22: The first meeting for Quetta District Government on IDDV (Integrated District Development Vision) consultation process was organized by IUCN-Balochistan programme office. It was attended by Government officials, media representatives, members of civil society, Zabardast Khan Bangash, Manager IUCN Balochistan, Naseebullah Khan District Coordinator Pishin/Mastung/Quetta from  IUCN, and  Abdul Latif Rao resource person from IUCN Balochistan. …  

22 Oct 2009 | International news release

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