• Regions Refocus 2015


    In 2015 the world’s governments will define a global agenda for sustainable development, amidst global trends of rising inequality, declining economic growth rates, and mega public-private partnerships accelerating the scramble for resources, assets, and markets. In this context, a new...

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  • Socioeconomic benefits of weather, climate and water services


    The National Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Peru and the World Meteorological Organization; World Bank Group; MeteoSwiss, International Research Center on El Niño, Swiss Development Cooperqtion and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland are pleased to invite you to the...

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  • Global Soil Biodiversity Conference


    The first Global Soil Biodiversity Conference will be organized by the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and EcoFINDERS, from 2-5 December in Dijon, France. Held under the theme 'Assessing Soil Biodiversity and Its Role for Ecosystem Services', this first GSBI conference will summarize...

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  • World Wetlands Day 2015


    We are thrilled to announce the launch of, website the focal point for all World Wetlands Day 2015 activities. The website will be growing in the run-up to 2 February 2015, but you can already take advantage of a wide range of support materials that have been made...

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  • World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014


    IIED and its partners will be at this year's World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014. Members of IIED's Natural Resources Group and their research partners are attending the congress, and will play a key role in a number of events and activities. You can view the...

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  • Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival


    NOVEMBER 1 – 9, 2014 Nine days you won’t want to miss. The world’s best mountain films, books, and speakers take the spotlight for nine days each fall in Banff. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places – all brought...

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