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A consortium led by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been appointed as one of two global groups to develop the Natural...
The consortium will work alongside another group of experts, led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The two consortia were selected by the Natural Capital Coalition, a... Read more
With this project, IUCN’s Global Economics Programme (GEP) provides expertise to Global Forests and Climate Change Programme on benefit-sharing...
With this project, IUCN aims to deliver on 3 main outputs, consistent with national REDD+ strategies: Assessment of pro-poor benefit-sharing mechanisms for performance-based REDD+ “proxy”... Read more
“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland...
These were the words of IUCN’s Director General Inger Andersen as she addressed the opening ceremony of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on... Read more
The Human Dependency on Nature (HDN) project, supervised by IUCN’s Global Economics Programme, aims to fill a gap by bringing together experts from...
Indeed, a lack of systematically collected empirical data on the full range of benefits that people derive from ecosystems and the corresponding degree of reliance, has led to the underestimation of... Read more
IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations are now more accessible and easier to search than ever with the new IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations...
This will help Members, IUCN staff and Commissions to make better use of IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations to influence policy, guide conservation action and develop new motions for up-coming... Read more
By Claire Warmenbol. That question came to mind when I watched the video of our WISE-UP project, recently broadcast on Deutsche Welle TV. It shows...
And this is not a straightforward project in terms of communications. The title alone might leave you scratching your head a bit: ‘WISE-UP to Climate – Water Infrastructure Solutions from Ecosystem... Read more
The first months of 2014 have seen IUCN and local authorities identify a new way forward to achieve a historic first for forest protection in Georgia...
The Tusheti Protected Landscape is located in Akhmeta, Kakheti, in the north-east of the country, covering 31 518 hectares. It constitutes part of “Tusheti Protected Areas”, together with Tusheti... Read more
The United Nations' new development agenda presents a historic opportunity for the private sector to actively participate in addressing the world’s...
For the first time, the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the key role of business and the finance community in achieving these ambitious targets, which aim to alleviate... Read more
Sydney, Australia, 14 November 2014 (IUCN) – Increasing the number of visitors to protected areas can be an effective tool for conservation and...
Highlighting a global collection of case studies from Machu Picchu in Peru to the Damaraland Camp in Namibia, the IUCN report, Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas: Guidelines for... Read more
Three short stories of landscape restoration in the western United States show that restoration can mean a lot more than just planting trees....
By Aaron Reuben, IUCN, and Kathleen Buckingham, World Resources Institute. A chainsaw breaks the peace of a quiet forest in central Oregon. Soon, the crash of a tree follows and the rustle of debris... Read more
IUCN Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre answers key questions on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus at Stockholm World Water Week.
Many industries use water, need water, rely on water for their production. Whether this is food production, energy generation, water supply services, their business cannot work without water. Yet,... Read more
World Water Week — the annual event focusing on water-related challenges — is underway in Stockholm, Sweden. IUCN is calling for increased...
Water and energy are two fundamentals for human development. We need energy for pumping, transporting and purifying water and we need water for food production and energy generation. An increase or... Read more

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