MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

20 March 2009 | News story

Join a global environmental action

Dear Members,

I am writing to invite you to join a global environmental action to voice our collective concern about climate change and to show world leaders we are serious about securing a Global Deal on climate in less than ten-month time.

Convinced of the vital importance of IUCN's role in today's world, the newly elected Council is more than ever engaged to maximize the potential of IUCN's major asset, the diversity of its Members, Commission experts and Secretariat, to make a difference for the planet and the people living on it.

On Saturday 28 March, at 8h30 pm local time, cities and towns across the world will turn off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour - sending a powerful message to decision makers that we want an international agreement to reduce global warming by the next UN climate meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Ashok Khosla