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CEL SG Chairs meeting in Washington DC, 17-18 November 2009

CEL Specialist Group Meeting

The Commission on Environmental Law had its first Specialist Group meeting for the 2009-2012 mandate in Washington DC from November 17th - 18th. The event was hosted by the American University Washington College of Law (WCL). The main purpose of this meeting was to learn more about what each group is achieving in the field, and at the same time establish the goals that will help to achieve and promote the Commission’s and IUCN's objectives. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story
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Countdown 2010

Season’s Greetings from the Regional Office for Pan-Europe

Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story

Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Silver spinyfin (Diretmus argenteus)

21st century explorers return with unique data from Indian Ocean

A team of the world’s leading marine experts, paired with scientists from the Indian Ocean region, have just returned from a six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean with a whole new understanding of seamount ecosystems. They gathered a very rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Statement of Julia Marton Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, at COP 15

Statement delivered at UNFCCC COP15 plenary session on 18 December 2009. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Copenhagen: Federal Minister for Environment,
Hameedullah Jan Afridi and members of the Pakistan delegation to the Copenhagen Climate Change conference seen here with Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman IPCC.

Climate Change and Vulnerability Challenges in Pakistan

Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan in collaborations with IUCN, International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources - Pakistan organized a press brief on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. …  

18 Dec 2009 | International news release

Fotografía COP 15

Sociedad civil centroamericana deja su semilla e inquietudes en la COP 15

Sociedad civil centroamericana deja su semilla e inquietudes en la COP 15 …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and President Donald Kaberuka of ADB

An IUCN delegation to the African Development Bank (ADB)

Led by the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, a delegation from the secretariat (composed of Margarita Astralaga, Aimé Nianogo Ali Kaka and Jean-Yves Pirot) paid a working visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. The delegation was received by President Donald Kaberuka in the presence of the OSVP Vice-President Kamal Elkheshen. …   | French

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

Elephants, Earth Hour and IUCN!

IUCN Members networked by solar light in the magnificent Elephant House of Copenhagen Zoo at a special event held during the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen.
  …   | French | Spanish

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Zarqa River in Jordan, December 2009

Restoring the Zarqa – Respecting Our Rivers

‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story
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