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March 2011 Blog Posts (7)

International Consortium Calls for Farmers' Rights based on Biocultural Heritage

SAN FRANCISCO -  An international consortium is calling for a broad-based approach based on biocultural heritage for implementing farmers' rights under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

The consortium, including IIED, Asociacion ANDES (Peru),…


Added by Dan Porras on March 22, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Training workshop for African press officers

Are you an African press officer?


If so, check out this capacity-building workshop during the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar in June. There are some travel bursaries available.....


This all-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to African science, particularly in the fields of science and medicine, by providing targeted training and networking for press officers from African research institutes. It will utilise the…


Added by Mike Shanahan on March 11, 2011 at 16:05 — No Comments

Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award

Voting is open for the Climate Change Communicator of the Year award for activities in 2010.


The nominees include our Climate Change Media Partnership programme (set up by IIED, Internews and Panos). You can read our full nomination text below, and you can vote online here:



Added by Mike Shanahan on March 10, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments Now Covering Global $2 Billion Market


The carbon market has been big news over the last few years, while the equally important issue of conserving biodiversity through similar methods has languished in obscurity.


While was initially focused on the North American conservation banking sector, it is now expanding its coverage to include biodiversity compensation mechanisms around the world, following last year’s…


Added by Rebecca Madsen on March 9, 2011 at 22:15 — No Comments

environmental governance in india

Dear All,

I work with the Economic Times in Delhi, India. I recently wrote this

feature on the future of environmental governance in the country. Over

the last 20 months, there has been a lot of high profile activity in

the environment sector, with many projects being denied permission and

some others having to comply with a series of conditions. There have been efforts which signal a change.

So much

activity and attention, my effort was to try and… Continue

Added by urmi goswami on March 8, 2011 at 11:12 — No Comments

Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Strategies

Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Strategies

For centuries, food production and hence social development has depended…


Added by Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth on March 1, 2011 at 1:44 — No Comments

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