Economics

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14 November 2017, 12:00 – 13:30 IUCN Pavilion at UNFCCC COP23, ''Bonn Zone'', Bonn
             By conserving nature and sustainably managing and restoring ecosystems, nature-based solutions (NbS) are a crucial part of the toolbox for addressing climate change. Healthy, well-...
Bringing together concrete producers and civil society representatives
Stakeholder Consultation Process for the Concrete Sustainability Certification scheme IUCN is working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability...
Gland, Switzerland - IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and The Biodiversity Consultancy (TBC) launched the first-ever global...
A preliminary analysis of the publicly available data gathered from more than 198 countries shows that government policies on biodiversity offsets have doubled in the last 15 years.  More...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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