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Calling an end to the search for ‘big ideas’

Timing is everything. And Michael Hobbes, an old aid hand and human rights consultant, got the timing spot on with his recent blog at The New Republic on […]

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New guide launched at climate talks in Lima for financing wetland carbon initiatives

Lima, Peru – IUCN, Conservation International and Wetlands International presented a new guidebook to financing wetland carbon programs and projects during the climate conference in […]

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Natural fortification against typhoons

Manila – Only one year after the deadly Typhoon Haiyan, which left behind over 6,000 casualties, Typhoon Hagupit has taken at least 20 lives before […]

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Statement on H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Poultry and Wild Birds

In response to the recent H5N8 outbreaks and speculation about the role of wild birds, the UN Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild […]

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Spotlights on peatland hotspots at the climate convention in Lima

Much more attention is needed for greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands at the climate negotiations, according to Wetlands International. We will therefore put the spotlights […]

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210 million people benefit from mangroves-associated fisheries

Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Yet, these […]

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Leading Manufacturers and Retailers Announce support for Palm Oil Innovation Group

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Five of the world’s leading consumer goods manufacturers and retailers today announce their support to drive the transformation of their sector […]

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Next steps for peatlands at the 12th Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – What are the next steps for RSPO and its members in relation to palm oil and peatlands? 2013 was an important year […]

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Deelnemers gezocht voor wijkenwedstrijd rond duurzaamheid

Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis, CARE Nederland en Wetlands International lanceren vandaag samen met Nudge de ‘Dijk van een Wijk’-competitie. Dat maakte Sander de Kramer maandag […]

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Mangroves Provide Measurable Risk Reduction Benefit to Coastal Communities from Storm Waves and Flooding

A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of […]