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.
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today that it is establishing an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) to support the recovery of the Rio Doce Basin and the affected communities, following the 2015 collapse of the Fundao Dam in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 held in Hawaiʻi, USA received the prestigious ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification for its efforts to minimise the environmental impacts of the event.
Bangladesh is situated on one of the largest river deltas in the world and is highly vulnerable to the steadily increasing effects of climate change. Low-lying coastal areas like Cox’s Bazar, in particular, are most at risk, due to tropical cyclones and sea level rise which causes erosion, saltwater intrusion, flooding and other issues.
On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play, beyond their biological role, a key part in helping people cope with disasters. Yet wetlands are in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction at an alarming pace. With the rise in disaster frequency worldwide, this year’s World Wetlands Day recognizes the urgency for investment in wetland conservation, to protect people and enhance their resilience to disasters.