World Conservation Magazine: IUCN Members speak out on climate change

22 October 2009 | News story

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation, “Last call: Climate and nature”, features several contributions from IUCN Member representatives, on the hot topic of climate change:

IUCN President Ashok Khosla, founder and chairman of IUCN Member the Development Alternatives, underlines a message of investing in nature to deal with climate change and turning existing knowledge into urgent action in the article “A bridge to the future”.

Fellow IUCN Councillor, Johan Schaar, Director of the international Commission on Climate Change and Development, an initiative of the Swedish government, insists on increasing funding for adaptation to allow the most vulnerable communities to cope with climate change in the article “Closing the gaps”.

Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) an IUCN UK Member, advocates making the right decisions now about how to adapt to climate change in the article “Intelligent decisions”.

Trevor Sandwith, Director of Biodiversity and Protected Areas Policy for IUCN Member The Nature Conservancy and Deputy Chair of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), promotes the value of protected area systems as powerful tools to combat climate change in the article “The sky’s the limit”, co-written with Nigel Dudley, WCPA Vice Chair for Capacity Development.

Finally, the “In Brief” section provides a snapshot of some of the numerous projects and initiatives on climate change involving IUCN, its Members and partners.

Download the full issue of: “Last call: Climate and nature
Find out how IUCN Members are engaged in UN climate change meetings and the upcoming COP 15 in Copenhagen, 7-18 December 2009.