Climate Change

Our work

Climate change is a cross-cutting theme that extends to nearly all IUCN global programmes and IUCN commissions.
Read more about the work of IUCN  global programmes on climate change by clicking on the links below:

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Oceans

Climate change is severely and rapidly impacting species, ecosystems and people around the globe. Climate change and ocean acidification are jeopardizing...
Arctic Fox

Commission on Ecosystem Management and Climate Change

The Commission on Ecosystem Managemente (CEM) has multiple thematic groups and activities related to climate change.
RESPECC

Commission on Environmental, Economic, Social Policy and Climate Change

As the planet enters into difficult and in some cases irreversible climate and environmental changes, Faith-based organisations and networks are taking much of...
Roots for the Future

Gender and Climate Change

IUCN Global Gender Office works extensively at the intersection of climate change and gender concerns. Because climate change and gender are both cross-cutting...

Law and Climate Change

Climate change has become one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. Major scientific findings have confirmed that the impacts of climate change on...

Protected Areas and Climate Change

Protected areas are now recognised as decisive tools for sustainable development and the fight against climate change. Beyond conserving species and...
Polar Bear

Species and climate change

IUCN's Global Species Programme, in collaboration with IUCN's commissions and members, is working hard to ensure that the complexities of the impacts of...
Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Mexico

World Heritage and Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution   Impact on natural...
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