Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico


UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted in 1992, is the main vehicle for promoting intergovernmental efforts to combat climate change. A series of UNFCCC meetings are taking place, working towards a new international climate change agreement to follow, or run in parallel to, the Kyoto Protocol.


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Coral reefs are a key weapon in the armory against climate change, helping to buffer coastlines from storms and acting as havens for biodiversity but they are being degraded by ocean acidification.

Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN

Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate. …   | French | Spanish

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory video training with the IUCN Water Programme in Tanzania

Priorities in Paris: IUCN’s plans for supporting gender-responsive action at COP 21

IUCN’s Global Gender Office outlines the progress made so far in recognising the links between gender equality and climate solutions, and outlines its plans for Paris. …  

27 Nov 2015 | Article

The many faces of our forests

Keeping carbon down and forests up

For the past two months, IUCN has explored how REDD+ and sharing its benefits are helping people and the planet. This recap highlights our series and looks ahead to COP21 and beyond. …  

24 Nov 2015 | Article

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