Climate Change

Chair - Kristen Walker Painemilla (visit Chair's page here)  Deputy Chair - Ameyali Ramos Ameyali Ramos ( Mexico) is an environmental geographer who specializes in indigenous...
Soft corals in the Beqa Lagoon, Vitu Levu, Fiji
Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns David Obura,...
Latest data show that globally reefs have a chance of long-term survival if warming is limited to under 2oC, though even this may be too little too late for many reef systems. “We are on the...
Participants at Queen Mary University
WCEL Steering Committee members Elizabeth Mrema (UN Environment, Kenya) and Deputy Chair Denise Antolini (University of Hawaii, US) keynoted a...
The Law and Environment in Small States Conference covered critical topics for small states, including island nations and territories (defined as approximately 1.5 million or fewer inhabitants),...
Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh.
Apparently unrelated, there are some similarities between responding to climate change and managing human-elephant conflicts. To make human-elephant...
The earth’s climate has rapidly been changing over the recent decades because of our carbon-based development and destruction of nature. We have three major responses to that change. Responses to...
Emmanuel Macron, Ban Ki-moon and Laurent Fabius presenting the Pact
High-level politicians, international jurists, and scholars convened in Paris on 23-24 June to finalize and launch the preliminary draft of the “...
A new initiative to prepare, introduce, and eventually adopt the “Global Pact for the Environment” is being chaired by Laurent Fabius (President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic...
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations,...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramatic decline of grasshoppers and millipedes endemic to Madagascar, and the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat. The IUCN Red List now...
IUCN engages in a variety of climate change-related events at the global, regional, and national levels.  UPCOMING EVENTS:   IUCN will participate in the 23rd...
Taller Península de Yucatán, México.
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
Project areas of work: Colombia, Tanzania, Vietnam
Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase...
The project results and demonstrations will provide illustrative recommendations for legal planning tools that meet development objectives and reinforce an ecosystem-based approach in the protected...
IDDRI
In order to promote biodiversity in the implementation of nature-based solutions in climate policies, five recommendations were made to guide the...
These recommendations are presented in two reports which have just been published in the form of a study and a policy brief focusing on Morocco and Tunisia, the two Mediterranean countries...
Camargue National Reserve, France
Overview  Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) is the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk, with the aim to achieve...
Xaya Pixcaya
Through the project, 150 families have benefited directly, with indirect benefits to 500 families (3000 people).  
Guatemala City, August 2017. The sub-basins of the Xayá and Pixcayá rivers are essential in Guatemala City, contributing up to 50% of the daily volume of water of superficial origin that is consumed...

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