IUCN has mitigated 100% of the carbon emissions associated with the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 held this past September in Hawaiʻi, USA.
Young people have immense potential to contribute to forest conservation and restoration. Watch our video and read on to see how and why IUCN is harnessing their knowledge and skills to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.
In the city of Buenos Aires from March 15 to 17, 2017, IUCN organized the Regional Workshop "Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for sustainable development: the role of biodiversity". The event was held within the framework of the project: “Resilience through investment in ecosystems: knowledge, innovation and transformation of risk management - RELIEF Kit”- with the support of the Argentinian Native Forests for Biodiversity Foundation and Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
Our existence depends on flows of goods and services delivered by a stock of natural resources – our ‘natural’ capital. But as we have degraded the planet’s ecosystems, we’ve lost huge stocks of this natural capital and we are starting to feel the pinch.
IUCN participated in the High-Level Action Event: Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda that took place in the UN Headquearters on March 23-24, 2017.
The importance of regional cooperation took centre stage at the first Steering Committee meeting and inception workshop for the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), held on 29 and 30 March in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protected area managers face enormous challenges: a lack of resources, invasive species, poaching, and development to name to just a few. Now along comes a threat that is bigger than all the previous ones and interacts with most of them. Climate change is real and an enormous challenge to our very understanding of the role of protected areas, humanity’s key conservation tool.
In order to promote biodiversity in the implementation of nature-based solutions in climate policies, five recommendations were made to guide the implementation of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Mediterranean by studying the cases of Morocco and Tunisia. This initiative was promoted by IDDRI and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation.
Fiji, 8-10 March 2017-IUCN convened representatives from both the disaster management and environment sector from 10 pacific countries during a workshop on ecosystem-based approaches to reduce disaster risk. It was a unique opportunity to initiate multisectoral dialogue to mobilise joint actions for risk reduction through ecosystem management.
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