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  • A charred Hello Kitty toy sits before a smoking mountain of trash Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram / IUCN

    Closing the 'plastic loop' on marine waste across Asia

    05.06.2018

    In a special World Environment Day op-ed, Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia and Director of IUCN's Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, writes about grassroots initiatives and efforts to engage the private sector that IUCN and Mangroves for the...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • BMU IKI opens the 10 Year Conference in Bonn BMU IKI opens the 10 Year Conference in Bonn, Germany on May 5th, 2018. Photo: BMU IKI

    Germany confirms commitment to climate and biodiversity finance

    10.05.2018

    At the tenth anniversary celebration of IKI, the initiative and IUCN reflected together on the progress made in deploying Nature-based Solutions to climate change, reaffirming the role of ecosystems and biodiversity for climate action.

  • IUCN highlighted nature-based solutions to climate change in the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue

    09.05.2018

    IUCN took part in the Talanoa Dialogue at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (30 April - 10 May).

  • IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng speaking at the 2018 Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng speaking at the 2018 Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn    Photo: © ICLEI

    Cities must connect with nature to build resilience – IUCN President

    01.05.2018

    We must connect cities with nature to build resilience in the face of climate change and natural disasters, said IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng while attending the 2018 Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn last week.

  • Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia  Photo: Jonathan Davies

    Worsening land degradation undermining human well-being worldwide, experts warn

    30.04.2018

    The pervasive nature and scale of land degradation is currently undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, according to an IUCN co-authored assessment of global land degradation and restoration.

  • blurred people in forest with branch in foreground Photo: Craig Beatty / IUCN

    Where tropical forest governance meets the ‘Beast from the East’

    24.04.2018

    A blog by Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri, international scholar and editor of a new book on responsive forest governance – a look at how forest governance has global implications for regulating climate and more.

  • Lukenie River DRC Lukenie River of central Democratic Republic of the Congo  Photo: Valerius Tygart CC BY-SA 3.0

    Ministers commit to protecting the world’s largest tropical peatland

    26.03.2018

    Commitments to conserve peatlands in the Congo basin were announced on Friday, 23 March 2018 as the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia signed the Brazzaville Declaration at the third meeting of the Global Peatland Initiative,...

  • blurred green leaves background with white lettering and three black bars Photo: IUCN

    32 forest experts share their voices

    21.03.2018

    From March 2017 to March 2018, 32 professionals shared their thoughts and expertise on forests in 30-second clips. Here is your chance to hear their stories.

  • 20 meter trees planted in lines with sun spot on ground in middle Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Preparing for the next step: Financing REDD+

    01.03.2018

    Now that much of the basic infrastructure for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been established, it’s time to get our finances in order to take the next steps.

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