Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

DMoore's shrub frog

Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

IUCN's frog message to save the rainforests

IUCN's Director-General Julia Merton-Lèfevre sends an SOS message about saving the rainforests and calls for people and businesses to sign up to The Prince's Rainforests Project Rainforest SOS campaign. …  

04 Dec 2009 | Video

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Climate thinkers

Climate Thinkers taps into the minds of leading scientists, politicians, policy makers and ordinary people to get their insights into the challenges of climate change and their ideas on how to tackle it. …  

04 Dec 2009 | Video

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Nature-our trusted ally in climate change fight

This film explains the two solutions IUCN sees to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change - reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), as well as ecosystems based adaptation. …  

03 Dec 2009 | Video

Mt. Everest range view from Mt. Amadablam.

Copenhagen: developing countries are part of the equation

IUCN's Ram Chandra Khanal of Nepal talks about the need to incorporate the demands of developing coutries into the new climate change agreement. …  

03 Dec 2009 | Video

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Making Central America's voice heard in Copenhagen

In Central America, IUCN is boosting civil society participation in the international climate change negotiations, trying to make sure the region’s needs and solutions are accounted for in the post-2012 agreement. …   | French | Spanish

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Women discussion group in Tenedba-Eastern Sudan

At last a turning point for women and climate change?

All those who have been working tirelessly to ensure that women are properly considered in efforts to tackle climate change will be watching events at Copenhagen with bated breath. Any agreement that emerges from the conference may be the first to recognize the gender aspects of climate change, and, in doing so, will be on the way to saving the lives of millions of women and children. …   | French | Spanish

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Revenir à la nature - Message de la Directrice générale de l'UICN pour Copenhague

Le futur accord qui succèdera au protocole de Kyoto en 2012 doit puiser des solutions aux changements climatiques dans la nature, nous explique Julia Marton-Lefèvre …  

27 Nov 2009 | Audio

Coral reefs 13, Koh Bon island, Thailand

Climate change and the oceans - expectations of IUCN's marine expert

Carl Gustaf Lundin, Head of IUCN's Marine Programme outlines his views on the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks. …  

27 Nov 2009 | Audio