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IUCN recommends five World Heritage listings

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for five sites nominated for their outstanding natural values. The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN also recommends action against major threats in listed natural sites and danger-listing for two sites, in a first set of reports for the World Heritage Committee. These reports are now available online.

http://www.iucn.org/news/iucn-recommends-five-world-heritage-listings

BEE - Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology

NGOs, consumer groups and research organisations [1] have expressed disappointment with the European Commission’s continuing failure to propose adequate measures for the collection and publication of information about nanomaterials on the EU market after a Commission meeting with stakeholders in Brussels on Monday.

http://www.eeb.org/index.cfm/news-events/news/civil-society-demands-action-not-words-on-nanotechnology/

IUCN - Can the world agree on how to conserve the oceans?

A new legally binding treaty aimed at conserving marine resources was the subject of debate at the United Nations in New York over the last two weeks. Lydia Slobodian from International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Environmental Law Centre explains the Union’s role in the process.

https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2016/04/09/can-the-world-agree-on-how-to-conserve-the-oceans/

BEE - World Water Day: farming and hydro projects leave EU countries' water stressed

Brussels, 22 March 2016

On #WorldWaterDay (22 March), the deadline for EU Member States to submit their Second River Basin Management Plans to the European Commission, the EEB is warning that many EU countries are not taking their responsibilities related to water seriously.

http://www.eeb.org/index.cfm/news-events/news/world-water-day-farming-and-hydro-projects-leave-eu-countries-water-stressed/

IUCN - Opportunity and innovation: Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off

What does it take to include nature in investment porfolios to improve water security? Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme, explore the options.

https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2016/03/22/opportunity-and-innovation-why-investing-in-natural-water-infrastructure-will-pay-off/