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Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
IUCN's Global Economics Programme will complete work in all three programme areas of IUCN's 2013-2016 Programme, but place special emphasis on Programme Area 3: Nature-based solutions. IUCN Global...
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) brings people together to identify and put in place a mix of land-use practices that will help restore the functions of forests across a whole landscape. IUCN’s...
Biodiversity and ecosystem services are often considered public goods, i.e. the costs of destroying or damaging ecosystems are passed on from the user to society. NGOs have therefore been pushing...
The IUCN-Rio Tinto Natural Capital Project attempts to identify and quantify biodiversity and ecosystem services values in key regions where Rio Tinto operates, in order to incorporate the value of...
The conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity is the foundation of a sustainable economy. Water, food, shelter and energy are the building blocks upon which life and economic systems are built. The...
IUCN work in the field of Ecomomics is varied and highly important to support the work of many IUCN thematic programmes. Some of these are listed and explained below: People in Nature...
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An IUCN knowledge basket on the interrelationships between people and nature.
The People in Nature (PiN) Knowledge Basket (formerly Human Dependence on Nature, or HDN) provides a process of systematic data collection, analysis and documentation for landscape level assessment...
Contact details for staff in IUCN HQ Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or queries. IUCN World Headquarters Rue Mauverney 28 1196 Gland Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 22 999...
About economics and the environment The wealth of nature is essential to the wealth of nations. All aspects of the global economy, from raw materials to manufacturing to trade...

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