Global Policy

A Delegation of 20 experts will represent IUCN at the Oceans Conference taking place from 5-9 June 2017 in New York.
The Ocean Conference is a high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The world community will come together to discuss meaningful and... Read more
One of the three Rio Conventions, the UNFCCC's ultimate objective is to achieve the stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the...
The Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC was adopted in December 2015 and entered into force on November 2016. This agreement was the outcome of the negotiations launched in 2011 at the 17th Conference... Read more
Bringing together concrete producers and civil society representatives
Stakeholder Consultation Process for the Concrete Sustainability Certification scheme IUCN is working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability... Read more
IUCN Key documents on SDGs IUCN Position Paper for SDG14 Conference - June 2017 IUCN's views on the Final Draft July 2015 IUCN's views on the Zero Draft June... Read more
Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new...
The report, Business for Sustainable Landscapes: An action agenda for sustainable development, underscores the numerous benefits that business can realise by investing in landscapes – from... Read more
The Sustainable Development Goals and targets are the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and they acknowledge the critical role...
IUCN actively engaged in the negotiations since the Rio+20 Conference to ensure that the new agenda would promote sustainable development in all its dimensions: a true integration of the... Read more
On 29 October 2010, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity... Read more
By 2015 each Party has developed,adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan National... Read more
IUCN's work with the CBD IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.  IUCN has fed into decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the... Read more
This section presents a summary and some of the outcomes of IUCN’s participation at the CBD meetings since the adoption of the Strategic Plan for...
IUCN @COP13: Cancun, Mexico The CBD COP13 focused on mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for well-being in sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, programs and... Read more
Four countries have made restoration pledges to the Bonn Challenge – totaling 1.65 million hectares – at the first Asia Bonn Challenge High-level...
With today’s announcements, Bonn Challenge commitments now total 150.03 million hectares, a major milestone for the global effort.  The new pledges include 0.75 million hectares by... Read more
In collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), the Government of France and the...
A summary by the Permanent Observer Mission of IUCN to the United Nations The event was part of the Knowledge Dialogue Series that IUCN and WCS have been hosting at the United Nations throughout... Read more


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