Economics

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EU Environment Ministers met earlier this week to advance the debate on issues related to wildlife trafficking, the circular economy and climate...
On Monday, 20 June 2016, EU Environment Ministers endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. This Action Plan sets out a comprehensive list of actions to ensure a coordinated response...
In South Asia, vulture populations have reduced drastically since 1990s due to veterinary use of pain-killers. Highlighting some recent developments...
In the Indian Subcontinent, the death of tens of millions of vultures since the 1990s indicates that our ways are causing the species to decline. Veterinary use of pain-killers, like diclofenac and...
Originally published in Global Water Forum, Monday 3 October 2016. To maximise downstream water quantity, you remove vegetation – all of it,...
Written by Dr. James Dalton, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland; Dr. David Ellison, Senior Researcher, Ellison Consulting, Switzerland; Dr. Matthew McCartney, International...
IUCN welcomes results of the recent Environment Council of EU Ministers meeting which took place in Luxembourg, 17 October 2016. The EU Slovak...
EU Ministers highlighted the need to mainstream biodiversity and water policies into relevant sectoral policies, such as agriculture, fisheries or energy, and voiced their support for ongoing efforts...
As governments and business struggle to reconcile conservation and economic goals, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will debate the first-ever...
Today, over 100 countries have, or are developing, national-level policies around biodiversity offsets to compensate for biodiversity impacts from projects, but there is not a broadly accepted...
This blog by Gerard Bos was first published by the World Economic Forum on 3 January 2017. The global economy has been a steady engine of growth for...
Until recently, production patterns often determined the development pathway of a country. Industries in well-resourced developed countries outpaced production in less developed countries. While...
By Peter Newborne and James Dalton. As we wait to see if President-elect Donald Trump upholds his campaign pledge to tear up the Paris climate...
First published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 11 January 2017 Not responding to climate change could make it ever harder for U.S. businesses to access the water they need   The recent...
On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. ...
'Wetlands and disaster risk reduction' is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2017 (WWD17). Spearheaded by the Ramsar Convention, WWD17 will focus on how wetlands can be protected, restored, and managed...
Presentations on bioprospecting in the Caribbean region as well as the development of legislation on ABS for the participating countries, were...
Countries present at the workshop included Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Jamaica and Barbados. Also represented were regional bodies including the Organization of Eastern...
Project title: Forest and Farm Facility Programme Location: Kavrepalanchok and Nawalparasi Districts, Nepal Duration: 2014 – 2017 Project background: Building on the work of the National Forest...
Project title: Up-scaling the production and consumption of bioenergy to reduce carbon emissions and enhance local employment in Nepal Location: 16 Districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Nuwakot...
The SINAC’s Master Plan for Protected Wildlands, Costa Rica (2014) The main purpose was to develop a master plan to define the future guidelines for the protected wildlands of the Costa Rican...

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