Climate Change

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Climate Change” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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IUCN engages on this issue from multiple perspectives, from assessing the risks that climate change poses to biodiversity, to advancing practical...
Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in...
The world’s governments have recently recognised the need for a coordinated global response to tackle marine plastic pollution. They are now considering the creation of a new global convention to...
Spatial planning frameworks have traditionally focused on developing settlements and related infrastructure. Environmental concerns such as...
Started in 2014 and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the project “Integrated Planning...
Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the...
Such numbers can be mindboggling and the ramifications of those urban transformations even more so. These cities require tremendous investments in water supply, waste treatment, energy,...
Mangrove forests make up one of the most productive and biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. They grow in a variety of depths of salt water...
Mangroves have the ability to absorb up to four times more carbon dioxide by area than upland terrestrial forests (Donato et al., 2011). The remarkable traits of the mangrove ecosystem translate into...
In this section you can find the full programme of events in which IUCN will be involved during COP24
To view or hide events, click on the date. Wednesday, 5 December Global Mangrove Alliance event 11:30 – 12:45    WWF Pavilion In light of the inclusive, participatory and transparent...
From 24 to 25 May 2018, IUCN and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Cambodia organised a two-day training workshop on communications in Kampot Province...
Following opening remarks from the facilitators and a keynote speech from Sreng Sophal, Deputy Director of the Department of Marine and Coastal Conservation for the Cambodia Ministry of Environment (...
Second article of the Children as Champions of Climate Change - stories from all around the Planet series. Students surprised project leaders with...
The Global Climate Change Youth Movement is set to beat the Guinness World Record 2018 by engaging young people to create 100'000 climate change postcards. This project by The Swiss Agency for...
Climate change is severely and rapidly impacting species, ecosystems and people around the globe. Climate change and ocean acidification are...
Ocean Warming Ocean warming may well turn out to be the greatest hidden challenge of our generation. Up to now, the ocean has shielded us from the worst impacts of climate change by absorbing...
From 2-14 December, IUCN will participate in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
Photo: Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Poland At the Katowice Climate Change Conference, Parties are expected to deliberate on a number of issues to...
In June, IUCN Lao PDR assessed turtle populations in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in southern Lao PDR. They studied several threatened turtle species...
This assessment focuses on five species of turtle known to live in the two Lao Ramsar sites. These species include the Mekong snail-eating turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga, the yellow-headed temple...
2018 IUCN Key messages for UNFCCC COP24 Messages clés de l'UICN pour la COP24 de la CCNUCC Mensajes clave de la UICN para la COP24 de la CMNUCC 2017 IUCN Key messages for UNFCCC COP23 2016...

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