IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Shell have agreed to work together to address key conservation challenges, focusing on rehabilitating marshlands in Iraq, decommissioning North Sea oil infrastructure in a way that preserves biodiversity and reviewing oil spill remediation in the Niger Delta.
Turkey is well known as one of the cradles of human civilization, bridging Europe and Asia. But it is also home to a rich array of plant, animal and other species, with three globally recognized biodiversity hotspots. Caring for its natural resources, in the face of a worldwide decline in species, is a national and global priority. Read more: http://www.tr.undp.org/content/turkey/en/home/ourwork/environmentandener...
Saving biodiversity will cost the world $330 billion a year over the next eight years, according to the UN Convention of Biological Diversity’s new chief Read more: http://www.rtcc.org/nature/300-billion-a-year-needed-to-save-biodiversity/
As executing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the IDB revitalizes vulnerable ecosystems and helps curb climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. "
It’s looking increasingly likely that this will be the year the United Nations introduces an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – a group similar to the IPCC, but designed to deal with biodiversity rather than climate change. Its promoters want IPBES to provide an interface between the scientific community and policy makers. The hope is that it will strengthen the use of science in policy making on biodiversity and ecosystems.