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Constanza Martinez

Our experts in action: Constanza Martinez, IUCN Senior Policy Officer

How to survive a 10-day environmental conference where you are working from dawn ’til dusk trying to convince the world’s decision makers to take nature conservation seriously. …  

14 May 2012 | Article

Iskan Khan

Sustainability in action in Pakistan

QilaIskan Khan, a small village in Balochistan, Pakistan, has suffered from acute water shortages, particularly during the drought of 1996-2003. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

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Reviving nature's bounty in Indonesia

In Indonesia IUCN is helping local communities to restore and sustainably manage their coastal resources and this is leading to improved livelihoods for many. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

IUCN Expert on invasive species, Dr. Geoffrey Howard, monitors the growth of invasive water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)  at the edge of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.

Biological invasions: a growing threat to biodiversity

Biological invasions: a growing threat to biodiversity, human health and food security. Policy recommendations for the Rio+20 process drafted by IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group and IUCN's Invasive Species Initiative. …  

07 May 2012 | News story

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New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day Two

The day started with a meeting for civil society to express their concerns to the Bureau of the Rio+20 conference. Civil society groups expressed concerns about governments bracketing issues related to human rights and equity principles. There is an open letter for signature entitled Rights at Risk at the United Nations which can be accessed at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rightsatrisk/ and if you want to hear and see how angry civil society is, .... …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story
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New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd Intersessional meeting on Rio+20. Delegates were meeting last week in the same place but under a different meeting title: “First round of informal-informal negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document”. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 2012 | News story

Equator Prize 2010 winner ceremony

IUCN joins partners in announcing call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012

IUCN is a proud partner to the Equator Initiative, which has opened its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, to be awarded to 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. …  

06 Sep 2011 | Event
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Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

UN DPI meeting: day three

During the third and last day of the conference, a round table on the role of civil society in sustainable development decision making and implementation took place. Mr. John Matuszak from the USA government participated as respondent and said that civil society has an important role but it needs to be clear in stating what they want and the role it wants to play in different areas. In the meantime, the draft declaration was out for circulation and the corridors were full of delegates scribbling comments in the document and comparing notes with colleagues. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story
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UN DPI meeting: day two

In the second day of the Conference, IUCN made a presentation at the roundtable on Green Economy. The main message was that the Biodiversity Strategic Plan adopted in Nagoya in 2010 has basic elements that contribute to achieving the Green Economy. It was well received by participants as there are only a few who bring to the discussion the importance of biodiversity and the successful outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Many organizations tend to remember the failures of climate change instead of bringing up the good outcomes of other environmental meetings …  

04 Sep 2011 | News story
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