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  • Restoration sign in the wetlands of Alviso Marsh, Don Edwards wildlife refuge, south San Francisco bay, California Photo: ©Sundry Photography Shutterstock

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Focus on Urban Wetlands

    02.02.2018

    For the seventh year in a row, the WEF Global Risk Report placed Water Crises in its Top 5 Global Risks. Such repeated warnings have led business and policy makers to seek solutions and innovation to avert water crises. Yet solutions often lie in...

  • Turismo - Cuyabeno - Ecuador Turismo en Reserva del Cuyabeno, Ecuador Photo: Efrén Icaza - UICN

    Piscicultura y turismo de naturaleza, dos grandes oportunidades productivas sostenibles para la Amazonía

    15.12.2017

    Los ecosistemas acuáticos de la Amazonía no solo son vitales para la cosmovisión de sus habitantes, sino que albergan una gran riqueza biológica, entre esta, los peces. La piscicultura es una opción sustentable que se puede fortalecer a partir de experiencias...

  • nor_yauyos_cochas_landscape_reserve_karen_podvin.jpg Reserva Nor Yauyos Cochas, Perú Photo: Karen Podvin - UICN

    Cambio Climático y las Áreas Naturales Protegidas en Perú: compartiendo avances y perspectivas

    15.12.2017

    Del 29 de noviembre al 1 de diciembre se llevó a cabo el I Congreso Internacional de Cambio Climático y sus Impactos en Huaraz, Perú. El evento fue organizado por la Sociedad Geológica del Perú con el apoyo de varias organizaciones e instituciones. Contó con...

  • trees in nursery with white tent Photo: IUCN / Patricia Ugalde

    The Bonn Challenge and the Paris Agreement: How can forest landscape restoration advance Nationally Determined Contributions?

    14.12.2017

    IUCN advocates that key international climate change mitigation targets called NDCs, in order to be strengthened, should be translated into robust, ambitious and implementable policy instruments to bridge the global emissions gap and enhance the...

  • Group photo Photo: © IUCN

    Vulnerability and disaster risk assessment for Boeung Prek Lapouv protected landscape in Cambodia

    14.12.2017

    From 4 to 8 September 2017, IUCN’s Mekong WET initiative conducted ‘vulnerability to disaster risk’ assessments (VDRAs), also known as ‘vulnerability assessments’ (VAs), to analyse the potential impacts of climate change on communities in the Boeung Prek...

  • Mangrove roots suspended above the water at low tide Photo: Ana Grillo

    Mangroves and REDD+: A new component of MFF

    30.11.2017

    Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They provide a variety of ecological and socio-economic services benefitting millions of people living in coastal areas. Mangrove ecosystems are important nursery and feeding habitats for...

  • NBS presentatiion Photo: IUCN-Med

    Assessments of Nature-Based Solutions within NDCs: Where we are and what next?

    21.11.2017

    A panel on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) was held in the IUCN Pavilion at the UNFCCC COP23, on November 10, to present the work that have been done by IUCN and its partners in assessing how countries have integrated ecosystems/nature-based solutions within...

  • 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 Photo: Estonian Environment Minister Siim Kiissler (right), and Luc Bas, Director, IUCN European Regional Office (Credit: IUCN)

    COP23 event showcases EU leadership on nature-based solutions

    17.11.2017

    National and regional government officials as well as representatives from the European Commission, business and civil society took part in a panel discussion organised by IUCN Europe at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn on Tuesday 14 November on the role of nature-...

  • Photo: ©GIZ/Wolter

    PANORAMA-Solutions for a Healthy Planet launches new 'Agriculture and Biodiversity' theme at UNFCCC COP23

    17.11.2017

    The initiative 'PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet' presented its vision and functions in a side event at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.  With more than 90 attendees, 'PANORAMA' launched a new thematic community on 'Agriculture and Biodiversity...

  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivers IUCN's official statement to UNFCCC COP23 “With nature, we can get there, without her, we will surely fail.” IUCN Director General delivers IUCN’s official statement to the parties of UNFCCC COP23 on 16 November 2017. Photo: IISD/ENB - Kiara Worth

    IUCN statement to UN Climate Change Conference 2017

    17.11.2017

    During the 16 November plenary session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered IUCN’s official statement on nature’s valuable contributions in addressing climate change. Read the...

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