Economics

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Transparency is one of the four core principles of IUCN-led Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAPs). Therefore, the Rio Doce...
In 2017 Agenda for the 1st Rio Doce Panel site visit and panel meetings - 25 September - 3 October 2017 Summary report of the 1st Rio Doce Panel site visit and meetings - 25 September - 3...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
Mangrove roots suspended above the water at low tide
Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They provide a variety of ecological and socio-economic services benefitting...
Mangroves have significant carbon storage potential, sequestering carbon and storing it in the soil below, sometimes for thousands of years. The storage of this ‘blue carbon’ makes mangroves a...
Five women dressed in bright colors construct a waist-high wall out of mud
In Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, approximately 17,000 hectares of land (nearly the area of Washington D.C.) are being used for shrimp cultivation. 
Most farmers in Shyamnagar cultivate shrimp using toxic fertilisers and pesticides from local shops, damaging the region’s soil, groundwater and local ecosystems. This leads to mangrove degradation,...
Women building a hut
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are...
Valuing nature
Under the theme, "Better Decisions for a Better World," the 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital will take place from 27-28 November in...
Experts from IUCN, the Natural Capital Coalition, Green Economy Coalition, UN Environment and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development will be joined by representatives from business,...
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Effective country-driven climate change adaptation reflects the importance of water management in reducing vulnerability and building climate...
A COP23 event on November 9 will focus on the challenge of identifying scalable natural solutions to adapt to climate change, and how to raise the necessary financial and technical capital for...
Illegal water collection, West Tanzania
Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river flow were illegal...
The Katuma catchment consists of the Mpanda, Msanginya and Katuma rivers and feeds into the Lake Rukwa Basin in southwestern Tanzania. The catchment is not only important for the basin and downstream...
NatCap17
As leaders from business, government and the conservation community prepare to demonstrate the latest advances to value and measure natural capital...
IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will outline the action required in her keynote speech at the World Forum on Natural Capital, being held for the third time in Edinburgh, UK, on 27-28 November...
Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
    CEESP is a unique network of approximately 1,500 volunteers representing disciplines from biology and anthropology, economics and law, to culture and indigenous peoples - among...
Contact the Steering Committee here. CEESP Chair and CEESP Deputy Chair   Kristen Walker Painemilla   Chair of CEESP Bio note      ...
Walking in a park
GrowGreen is a project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation to create climate and water resilient, healthy, and...
Cities across Europe are facing issues such as flooding, drought and heat stress that will become increasingly challenging with climate change. High quality green spaces and waterbodies are...

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