Twenty Syrian biodiversity experts participated in a 6-day training workshop on Marine Protected Areas Management and Planning, which was conducted by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in partnership with the Syrian Ministry of Environment.
IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October
In parallel with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Meeting in Bangkok, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia participated in the Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change. This Asian chapter of the training is the fifth...
IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) contributed in the Greenomics 2009 conference in Dubai which focused on the need and value of ensuring harmony between society, markets and environment. Energy conservation and efficiency enhancement were highlighted...
Arild Angelsen of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and CIFOR gives a ‘cynical optimist’s’ view on whether REDD will work.
Consuelo Espinosa Proaño of IUCN calls for a broadbased approach to forestbased mitigation as a bridging mechanism towards a lowcarbon economy.
Jeannette Gurung of WOCAN highlights some of the gender differentiated impacts of REDD.
Mark Poffenberger of Community Forestry International calls for the climate mitigation negotiations to take account of the rights and concerns of forest dependent people.
Fred Stolle of the World Resources Institute looks at the need for REDD to address forest governance issues as well as creating market incentives.
Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable...