Climate Change

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Climate Change.

Mekong floods 2008
IUCN engages on this issue from multiple perspectives, from assessing the risks that climate change poses to advancing practical nature-based...
Siim Kissler, Minister of Environment, Estonia, EU Presidency, discusses ways to scale up the use of nature based solutions in Europe and thanks IUCN for the support provided
National and regional government officials as well as representatives from the European Commission, business and civil society took part in a panel...
Nature-based solutions are a key pillar of IUCN’s global work stemming from the realisation that important societal and economic opportunities can accrue from restoring, better managing and more...
Christina Voigt
On 12 November, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered in Bonn to...
One of the highlights was the session on the Specialist Group on Climate Change from the World Commission on Environmental Law. This session, which was facilitated by Dr. Christina Voigt, Chair of...
IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivers IUCN's official statement to UNFCCC COP23
During the 16 November plenary session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered...
Statement by Inger Andersen, Director General,   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) High Level Segment of UNFCCC COP23/ CMP13/ CMA1.2 16 November 2017 Bonn,...
UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion
Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world...
Throughout the day, participants traced a journey covering youth, networks, adaptive governance, integrated planning, innovative legal and governance tools and finance for conservation. The day...
Inger Andersen
Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries...
The event also welcomed new restoration pledges from the governments of Chiapas (Mexico) and Nigeria, which now bring the total Bonn Challenge commitments to 160.2 million hectares. “The voice...
A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text
Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in...
Aside from the beauty and biodiversity in Peam Krasop, the mangroves support the needs and livelihoods of almost 10,000 people who live in the area. In Old Peam Krasop village people are highly...
Using ecosystem-based approaches to protect communities from disasters and impacts of climate change EPIC is a five year initiative that is promoting the implementation of ecosystem-...
Eastern Gorilla
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations,...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramatic decline of grasshoppers and millipedes endemic to Madagascar, and the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat. The IUCN Red List now...
Walking in a park
GrowGreen is a project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation to create climate and water resilient, healthy, and...
Cities across Europe are facing issues such as flooding, drought and heat stress that will become increasingly challenging with climate change. High quality green spaces and waterbodies are...
Saturday, 11th of November 2017 (2:30 pm - 4 pm) UNFCCC COP 23 IUCN Pavilion (C.05 - Bonn Zone, Pavilion Area)
From the poles to the tropics, islands are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts but contribute minimally to greenhouse gas emissions. Particularly dependent on the health of their natural...

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