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Peat restoration – the key solution for large peat-fires in Russia

Thanks to an active and laborious fire-fighting operation the recent peat and forest fires in Tver Province were localised and the region was saved from […]

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Dutch experts assess flood risk reduction options for devastated Tacloban city, the Philippines

On invitation of the Philippine government, the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR)-team visited Manilla and Tacloban early July to assess the possibilities to protect the coastline […]

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Former President Bill Clinton visits Aceh, Indonesia to view tsunami recovery

Ten years after the major tsunami hit Aceh, Indonesia in 2004, President Clinton visited the village of Layeun to find out what more can be […]

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Uganda commits to providing safe drinking water

Mbarara – On Friday 11 July 2014, Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment made a commitment to work towards the provision of safe and adequate […]

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Network announces powerful new Global Paper Vision

Today, an international network of more than one hundred twenty organizations on five continents is unveiling a powerful new Global Paper Vision that will unite […]

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EU energy ministers endorse unsustainable biofuels targets

Brussels. European Union energy ministers decided not to account for the real greenhouse gas emissions caused by biofuels used for transport in the EU. In […]

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Mauritania, Senegal and Russia commit to better cooperation for migratory waterbird conservation

Park Directors from Mauritania, Senegal and Russia signed an agreement committing them to work together for the sustainable management of migratory waterbirds in critical wetlands […]

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Where was the role of the environment at the Regional Platform for DRR in the Americas?

The Panamanian delegation and Wetlands International call for ecosystem conservation in Disaster Risk Reduction. The Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas […]

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Focus on wetlands at the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk of the Americas

Wetlands should be better managed and restored for their ability to reduce disaster risk, says Wetlands International. To stimulate this, the post-2015 framework for Disaster […]

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River restoration for flood management in the Iberian Peninsula

Zaragoza – Experts from Spain and Portugal discussed how to restore rivers and manage landscapes to reduce flooding risks and impacts. At the same event […]