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Vietnam's forests are an important store of carbon for the REDD market

REDD in Vietnam: issues, opportunities, and linkages

Forest loss and degradation are responsible for about one-sixth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transport sector. It is not only a major contributor to global warming but there is evidence that it’s possible to put a price on standing forest that makes conservation the economically rationale land use. In technical terms, there are large areas of forest where the price-elasticity of supply is high, meaning that decisions about whether to keep or clear forest are highly responsive to its price. …   | Vietnamese

03 Nov 2010 | News story

Workshop on Gender and Climate Change – Towards a Gender Plan of Action in Climate Change in Jordan

Jordan first Arab country to mainstream gender in climate change policy

Amman, Jordan – 2 November 2010. Water scarcity is one of the major challenges affecting the Arab region as a direct result of the impacts of climate change. Jordan was one of the first developing countries to respond to this challenge by signing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). …  

02 Nov 2010 | International news release

Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, miembro de la CEC-UICN

Premio Entregado a Olga Maria Bermudez, Miembro de la CEC

En homenaje organizado por la Secretaría de Educación y la Secretaría de Ambiente del Distrito Capital le fue otorgada la estatuilla “Maestra de Maestras” a la Socióloga Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, miembro de la CEC-UICN, por sus aportes a la formación ambiental de profesores y estudiantes del país. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

Journalists shooting during field trip

Investing into environmental investigation

23-26 October 2010, Telavi (Georgia). IUCN trained journalists on environmental civil and investigative journalism in the framework of its ENPI FLEG program. …  

02 Nov 2010 | International news release
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5 Day Training Course on “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management”

Quetta, Mon 01 Nov 2010 – A 5 day training course titled “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management” was organized for the civil society, academia, R&D institutions and Government departments of Balochistan. This course was designed keeping in view the geographical conditions of the province as disaster prone area. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

Cloud Forest, Des Voeux Peak, Taveuni, Fiji

Fiji welcomes adoption of protocols and conservation targets in Nagoya, Japan

Fiji joined 168 other Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity [CBD], in the early hours of Saturday morning 30 October, 2010, in adopting the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources [ABS] at the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10), held in the City of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The conference had been in session from 18 to 25 October, followed by a High Level Segment from 27-30 October 2010 at Ministerial level. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story

Sa’anapu community mangrove conservation area, Samoa

Boosting the defences

In the Pacific, coastal ecosystems, particularly mangroves, are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. With climate change only making things worse for these vulnerable areas, IUCN is taking action. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

IUCN provides input to the EC’s consultation on indirect effects of biofuels

After consultation with various internal and external networks, IUCN submitted its response to the European Commission’s consultation on indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts of biofuels. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story
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Obedska bara

EU Conservation directives in Serbia

The two-days long workshop „Building Capacity – Supporting the Implementation of EU Nature Conservation Directives” displayed the process of Natura 2000 sites selection and designation, in particular Birds Directive implementation, using Tamiš River Valley as an example. Extensive information was given on the legilsative aspects of the two Directives, focusing on the potential benefits and oportunities of Natura 2000 areas for local communities. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story


Un guide pratique pour les Aires Marines Protégées d’Afrique de l’Ouest lancé

Le lancement officiel de l’ouvrage  «  … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest » s’est déroulé en marge du 5ème Forum régional marin et côtier récemment organisé à Nouakchott en Mauritanie. Fruit d’un travail de longue haleine, engagé dans le cadre du projet GP Sirènes et du Programme Régional de conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine (PRCM), il s’inscrit dans la droite ligne de "Partager le Pouvoir" publié par l’UICN/ CEESP et l’IIED et valorise la riche expérience des praticiens de terrain d’Afrique de l’Ouest. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story
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