Economics

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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...
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...
On 6 November 2017, Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament, and the IUCN European Regional Office hosted an event on Nature-based Solutions...
Nature-based Solutions (NBS) are cost-effective solutions for climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, health, and other societal challenges which also benefit biodiversity. They can...
CEESP NEWS - by Pierina Benites Alfaro Agrobiodiversity (AGB) is defined as the diversity of plants and animals domesticated by man, which offers...
Given that these cultivars are preserved in family and community farming systems, these farmers bear the cost of their upkeep themselves. It should be stressed that these conservation areas are...
CEESP News - by Seline Meijer IUCN has appointed Dr. Juha Siikamäki as IUCN’s Chief Economist, effective 1 October 2017. Juha is based in Washington...
Juha's mandate as Chief Economist includes (i) strengthening IUCN’s intellectual leadership in framing economic policy options to address the drivers of biodiversity losses; (ii) providing forward...
Green finance is gaining momentum. More and more private investors consider investing in nature an opportunity to combine economic interests with...
Blog written by Jan Willem den Besten, Senior Expert Ecosystems and Climate, IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands  IUCN, both in the Netherlands and as a worldwide union, has been active in...
Project title:  The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Location: Sri Lanka Duration: August-December 2017 Project background:  Biodiversity is in severe decline worldwide and this can be...
The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess...
Held from 28 to 29 September, and hosted by the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the meeting began with an inauguration ceremony. Guests of honour at...
Action-based relationships with lasting impacts
IUCN seeks to build an action-based relationship with business that goes beyond Corporate Social Responsibility obligations, addressing the root causes of environmental degradation. The Global...
A short introductory interview with Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Technical Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa.  
Welcome to IUCN Mampiti. As we sneak-previewed your LinkedIn profile, it is clear you have a lot of experience in water management, natural resources, and environmental economics. Where did this...
In celebration of World Tourism Day on 27th September 2017, JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa together with International Union for Conservation of...
Marriott has been purchasing black crabs and other sustainable seafood from the Pu Dam community since 2014. “We take great care and effort when it comes to where our fish and seafood is sourced...
Home to some of Myanmar’s largest mangrove forests, Tanintharyi Region is known for its pristine coastline and the hundreds of islands in the Myeik...
Fuel-wood collection and charcoal production, along with the expansion of agriculture and aquaculture, are the main reasons mangroves are being lost in Myanmar.  With very limited access to other...

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