Sustainability

The Biodiversity and Climate Imperative to Protect Primary Forests: Implications for Climate Policy

New research confirms the critical importance of keeping primary forests intact to maximize biodiversity and climate benefits. However, climate policy does not prioritize activities that protect primary tropical forests, such as conservation or community based forest management. Industrial logging continues to be promoted as a mitigation activity despite the fact that truly sustainable industrial logging in primary tropical forests is not economically viable.

Giving Force to Conservation Laws: Environmental Adjudication

Effective judicial environmental enforcement is needed worldwide to safeguard biodiversity, curb greenhouse gas emissions, abate pollution, secure rights to clean water, and foster sustainable development for Earth´s growing population. National environmental laws often fall short in implementation, compliance, and enforcement. Access to justice, critically important to the rule of law and sustainable development, is lacking in many nations, and justice, particularly with regards to environmental issues, is not yet accessible.

Limiting biodiversity impacts from biofuels through land use mapping and certification schemes

Biofuel production is a major and increasing threat to many ecosystems of high conservation importance. To reduce such impacts sustainability accreditation schemes have been developed, which can be used to show compliance with mandatory sustainability criteria, such as those included in the EU´s Renewable Energy Directive.

A Union Working Together to Engage Society for a Sustainable Future

As the Union will launch its new IUCN Programme 2013-2016 in a rapidly changing world, Council intends to engage with the Members and Commissions of IUCN in a discussion about how to ensure an effective constituent structure and influential engagement of key actors in society to deliver on IUCN´s vision and mission. This discussion will focus on the nature of IUCN´s constituent parts and the qualities we need in the future in our membership and membership structures, in the Commissions, in the Secretariat and in Council.

Cogestión paritaria y sostenibilidad del mar: caso de las comunidades de Lira y Cedeira (España)

Con una aproximación bottom-up, participativa y sistémica la Fundación Lonxanet ha logrado involucrar a diversas organizaciones de pescadores artesanales en el diseño y creación de dos Áreas Marinas Protegidas en sus comunidades: se trata de las Áreas marinas protegidas de Interés Pesquero de "Os Miñarzos" (Lira) y "Ría de Cedeira" (Cedeira) en Galicia (Noroeste de España).

Public/Private Partnership on Watershed Restoration

The Jiaquan Spring of Southern China is being commercially exploited for bottled water. Yet the watershed it depends on is facing multiple environmental stresses including soil erosion and loss of original forest cover and biodiversity, which are intricately linked to a broader set of problems in the social and economic fields. How can the delicate balance of business and nature conservation be reached? IUCN China is working with Danone Waters China (DWC) to support the design and development of a long-term road-map for watershed restoration plan in the Jiaquan spring watershed.

Developing National Indicators for the Aichi Targets: Skills and Resources

Organised by UNEP-WCMC on behalf of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), this conservation campus event will be an opportunity to learn skills in developing biodiversity indicators for NBSAP targets, through sharing experiences and learning about the work of the BIP to support this activity. The event will be very timely, as most countries will be updating their NBSAPS in 2012-2013, including defining targets and indicators in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

"Beauty of Korea" harmonized Nature & Cultural Art

The poster introduces Eco-Friendly Korean Traditional Cultural Art of Korean Paintings in the Scrolls with paper which are environmentally-friendly and in the traditionally produced.

Striped Hyaena in Iran. Status, behavioral ecology and Conservation strategies

Striped hyaena in iran, have not special conservation status. We do not know how many of them exist in Iran. While Population size is a key ecological parameter for understanding the biology and conservation status of a species. I tried cover some gaps of information about the hyaena in Iran such as denning study,that identify their suitable habitats. feeding ecology & their behavioral by direct watch them throughout Iran. Striped hyaena have a special role between all carnivores in Iran. Is there any conflict between the hyaena and the last remains of asiatic cheetahs in Iran?

How to make and use a national trust system in protected areas

1. Learning objectives

All participants will walk away with skills and knowledge relating to the social capital (including trust, networking, cooperation, good governance and operating capacity thereof) from our session.

We want our participants to say they are going to know how to trust, how to make network, how to cooperate, how to make governance and how to build up their capacity operate such social capital for the purpose of effective enlargement and sustainable management of their protected areas.

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