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24 September 2008 (ILO/UNEP)
Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy
Could Create Tens of Millions of New "Green Jobs"
in the coming decades.

United Nations Environment Programme Report 2008
Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World

Changing patterns of employment and investment resulting from efforts to reduce climate change and its effects are already generating new jobs in many sectors and economies, and could create millions more in both developed and developing countries. (376 pages)

The IUCN Red List: A Key Conservation Tool
This publication is part of The 2008 Review of
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Red List of Threatened Species.

Biodiversity loss is one of the world’s most pressing crises with many species declining to critically low levels and with significant numbers going extinct. At the same time there is growing awareness of how biodiversity supports human livelihoods. Governments and civil society have responded to this challenge by setting clear conservation targets, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 target to reduce the current rate of biodiversity loss. In this context, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is a clarion call to action in the drive to tackle the extinction crisis, providing essential information on the state of, and trends in, wild species.

The IUCN Red List is compiled and produced by the IUCN Species Programme based on contributions from a network of thousands of scientific experts around the world. These include members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Groups, Red List Partners (currently Conservation International, BirdLife International, NatureServe and the Zoological Society of London), and many others including experts from universities, museums, research institutes and non-governmental organizations.

The report is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the world’s wild mammals, and is the result of a five-year effort including data collected by more than 1,700 experts in 130 countries. It presents overwhelming evidence of an extinction crisis, with almost one in four mammal species at risk of disappearing forever.

Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Climate Change
Issues Paper - March 2008
Lead author: Mirjam Macchi
Contributing authors: Gonzalo Oviedo, Sarah Gotheil, Katharine Cross, Agni Boedhihartono, Caterina Wolfangel, Matthew Howell

EcoJustice Education: Communal Learning Beyond Capitalism

Forum for the Future
Climate Futures analyses the social, political, economic and psychological consequences of climate change and describes how different global responses to the problem could lead to five very different worlds by 2030.

Mobilizing To Save Civilization: What You And I Can Do
“One of the questions I am frequently asked when I am speaking in various countries is, given the environmental problems that the world is facing, can we make it? That is, can we avoid economic decline and the collapse of civilization? My answer is always the same: it depends on you and me, on what you and I do to reverse these trends. It means becoming politically active. Saving our civilization is not a spectator sport.”
Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute


A message from the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson and the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien.

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