October

IUCN World Conservation Congress Opening Ceremony. 5 Oct 2008

What kind of world do we want to see?

These were the words which launched the IUCN World Conservation Congress today in Barcelona. The ceremony, graced by royalty, Nobel Prize winners and political leaders, opened with an urgent call for the world to change course. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Climate For Change needed for climate change

Terraviva News

Terraviva is the daily newspaper of the World Conservation Congress. Read the first issue with a summary of the opening ceremony and introductions into the three thematic streams. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Sailing to Barcelona Boat Parade

More than 20 boats sail to IUCN World Conservation Congress

Twenty-one boats from different parts of the world sailed with the joint mission of carrying their message to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain. …   | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | News story

IUCN Marine Journey at IUCN Congress 2008

Join the Marine Journey at Congress

The Marine Journey features over 60 events including workshops, films, book launches, technological demonstrations, expedition launches, receptions and debates. These are captured in the navigational chart that the Global Marine Programme has put together to guide participants through the marine journey. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

ITTO Biodiversity Guidelines tested in Production Forest in Cameroon

The Future of Biodiversity in Africa

African conservation leaders should “move beyond piecemeal projects” and “make biodiversity the foundation of African development,” by bundling ecosystem services to recognize nature as an asset for the well-being of society, according to Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Vice President of Conservation International. Bakarr was speaking at a workshop on the Future of Biodiversity in Africa, convened by IUCN in conjunction with the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. …   | French

03 Oct 2008 | News story

International Risk Governance Council logo

Risk governance guidelines for bioenergy policies released

The International Risk Governance Council working group on Bioenergy, chaired by IUCN's Chief Scientist Jeff McNeely, released their Policy Brief "Risk Governance Guidelines for Bioenergy Policies" which examines the opportunities and risks of bioenergy to meet goals such as energy security, rural development and climate change mitigation. It identifies deficits in the current governance of those risks, and presents IRGC’s recommendations for improvements to the risk governance of bioenergy. …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands

Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Hotel Guidelines

How to help your hotel help Nature

From cotton towels and sheets in guest rooms, to food in the restaurant and wood used for furniture and fittings – the products of biodiversity are everywhere inside hotels. Outside, plants and animals make a hotel’s public spaces and gardens attractive for guests, while beyond the hotel gates, parks, green spaces, coasts and natural habitats provide guests with opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. …  

02 Oct 2008 | News story

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuels - Q&A available now for Congress!

Biofuels are one of the hottest topics at the 4th World Conservation Congress. 6 workshops, knowledge cafés and Pavilion events will address biofuels. Biofuels will also be discussed during the Members Business Assembly with two motions under consideration. 

01 Oct 2008 | News story