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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

Last call - Climate and nature

World Conservation Magazine: IUCN Members speak out on climate change

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation, “Last call: Climate and nature”, features several contributions from IUCN Member representatives, on the hot topic of climate change: …   | French | Spanish

22 Oct 2009 | News story

Chairman's input to World Conservation magazine: A bridge to the future

Investing in nature generates very high returns for the economy, society and the environment. It is also a low cost and effective way to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions while the world weans itself off fossil fuels, says IUCN President Ashok Khosla, in an article from the latest issue of IUCN’s World Conservation magazine: “Last call: Climate and nature”. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

TOT in Yemen

Training trainers in Yemen on designing and implementing public awareness campaigns

Under the patronage of the Yemeni Minister of Water and Environment HE Dr. Abdel Rahman Eleryani, IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature- Regional Office for West Asia conducted a regional training workshop entitled How to Design and Implement Public Awareness Campaigns in partnership with Inwent - Capacity Building International, and Sana’a University. The 5-day-training course, which was held from 4-8 October 2009 in Sana’a – Yemen, built the capacities of thirty trainers on designing and implementing environmental public awareness campaigns. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

The participants visited the Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, which produces garden furniture for IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products

On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.  


22 Oct 2009 | News story
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Sultan Ahmed Chawla, President FPCCI &  Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan signing the MoU between FPCCI and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  at the Federation House, Karachi .

IUCN Pakistan and FPCCI sign an MoU

Unique partnership between representative bodies of the Industrial and environmental sector

KARACHI. October 21: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, (IUCN) Pakistan, and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) signed Memorandum of Understanding today at the Federation House. …  

21 Oct 2009 | International news release

Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World

Responses to climate change in Asia: New publication

A new publication explores “Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World”, edited by Kheng-Lian Koh, Lin-Heng Lye & Jolene Lin from IUCN Member the Asia Pacific Centre of Environmental Law, National University of Singapore. …   | French | Spanish

21 Oct 2009 | News story

Schematic framework of anthropogenic climate change drivers, impacts, and responses

Psychology and Global Climate Change

This 215-page report from the American Psychological Association addresses the psychology of climate change. An interesting read recommended by Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, and Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Director.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
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Melting mountains - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

IUCN: Changing the Climate Forecast

Climate change will seriously affect humans, our environment, our health and our security. Rising sea levels, wildfires, floods, droughts and storms will become more common, and up to 30 percent of the planet’s plant and animal species could become extinct. Follow these links on the IUCN website to learn more. …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story

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