IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN’s involvement with China began over two decades ago, working as a platform between Government, civil society and business sector. IUCN facilitates collaboration between China and other countries on critical international issues, and using its unique regional and global networks to develop programmes on biodiversity, forest, and wetland restoration and management, and water resources management and environmental law. IUCN supports its members and partners in China by providing information, strengthening capacity and demonstrating innovative approaches on the ground. Drawing on its global resources, IUCN facilitates international exchange by bringing international technical expertise to China and taking Chinese expertise abroad.