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  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter

    10.01.2019

    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  • Guiyang, China Photo: Shutterstock/ESB

    GrowGreen: Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

    18.12.2018

    Blog by Claire Warmenbol. Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the Chinese mainland population lives in cities. Towards 2030, China aims for 70%...

  • Soil sample measurement Photo: Miguel Cifuentes

    New report highlights the business case for investing in soil health

    18.12.2018

    On World Soil Day at the UNFCCC COP24, a new report highlighting the business case for investing in soil health was launched. The Business Case for Investing in Soil Health shows how companies around the world are beginning to address the issue and...

  • Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Photo: © Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique/Oxfam Bangladesh

    New report lays groundwork for benefit sharing in Meghna River Basin

    30.11.2018

    IUCN’s Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) project has developed a profile and preliminary scoping study on Benefit sharing opportunities in the Meghna Basin for Bangladesh and India. The document is the first of...

  • back of shirt with writing on it and people nearby Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    12 right answers to inclusive green growth

    23.11.2018

    We asked a dozen people to talk about inclusive green growth in Mozambique and Tanzania. Each had a slightly different take on the definition, but they all acknowledged that it is a landscape-wide process towards environmentally and socially sound...

  • The Cahora Bassa dam, Mozambique Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    SUSTAINability in African Landscapes

    09.11.2018

    Blog by Claire Warmenbol. SUSTAIN is a 10-year programme supporting inclusive green growth in Tanzania and Mozambique, with a particular focus on creating shared value for business, communities and nature. Both countries possess strong development...

  • Participants stand under event banner at closing ceremony Left to right: Sabyasachi Dutta from the Asian Confluence, Chamaporn Paiboonvorachat from the MRC, and Prithviraj Nath from the Asian Confluence at the workshop closing ceremony  Photo: © BRIDGE/IUCN

    Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins: Opportunity to collaborate and improve transboundary water management.

    09.11.2018

    On 5 October, 20 representatives from civil society, government, and the academic sector, representing seven countries which are part of the Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basins, met in Bangkok to identify cross-basin learning and collaboration...

  • Okavango Delta Photo: ©mendelson/shutterstock

    A call from Ramsar COP13 to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    07.11.2018

    Our challenge to the Convention on Biological Diversity: a call from Ramsar COP13 to embed wetland conservation in the post-2020 biodiversity and sustainable development agendas.

  • words on left -mangrove plant growing on beach on right Photo: D. Wodehouse

    Real potential to restore mangroves: New tool sheds light

    26.10.2018

    Over the past two decades alone, nearly 100,000 hectares, or 6% of the world’s mangrove forests have been lost. This is just a fraction of the global mangrove loss through the past century. Restoration of these important forests is a tangible way forward –...

  • Ras Al Khor Ramsar Site Photo: de Bruijn_Shutterstock

    Wetlands, precious but not prized

    22.10.2018

    The findings from the recent Ramsar Global Wetland Outlook report were sobering: wetlands, the world’s most valuable ecosystems, are disappearing three times faster than forests.

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