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Paris climate deal increases hopes for a sustainable future

Paris, France, 12 December 2015 (IUCN) – IUCN welcomes the new climate agreement adopted today by the world’s governments at the UN climate summit in Paris (COP 21), and its recognition of nature’s critical role in tackling climate change.
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12 Dec 2015 | International news release

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Faith leaders join forces for climate action

As part of its diverse series of events at COP21, IUCN convened a multi-faith panel on climate ethics and action, calling for the environmental community to reach out to a broad range of interests and beliefs in restoring the health of the planet. 

09 Dec 2015 | Article

North of Yinchuan, restored forests guard ancient Buddhist holy sites. Restoration experts from Brazil met with Chinese colleagues last month to explore such sites and share knowledge on how to accomplish cost-effective and large-scale restoration.

Leaders pledge to restore additional 18 million hectares of critical landscapes as part of global target

Government and business representatives from Burundi, Honduras, India, Mexican States, KPK province of Pakistan and Asia Pulp and Paper have announced new pledges today to restore up to 18 million hectares of degraded forests, as part of the UN climate change conference (COP 21) taking place in Paris. …  

06 Dec 2015 | International news release

Destruction left by tropical storm Stan in Mexico

Blog: Water and climate change: Best available science or Greek tragedy?

By Mark Smith. Fire, earth, air and water. To the ancient Greeks, these were the keys to understanding the world around them. To modern-day climate negotiators? Not so much. …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story
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APN Impacts at the Committee on World Food Security in Rome

IUCN ROWA member the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) made a massive impact last week in Rome at the 42nd Plenary of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).  APN and delegates from partnering organizations ensured that the issues related to conflict and protracted crises remained high on the agenda of this UN forum. …  

02 Dec 2015 | Article

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Jordan Plant Red List: Volume1 Published

An IUCN ROWA member has announced the publication of the Jordan Plant Red List, Volume 1 this November.  …  

02 Dec 2015 | Article

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Nine countries elected to the World Heritage Committee

Nine States Parties have been elected to the World Heritage Committee: Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Indonesia, Kuwait, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. They take the place of Algeria, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Senegal and Serbia. …  

01 Dec 2015 | Article

Environmental day event

I and the Universe - Influential and Influenced

The Environmental Universe Citizenship Program of BWA held an interactive and exciting event on the occasion of the Arab Environment day (originally celebrated on the 14th of the same month).  …  

30 Nov 2015 | Article

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Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN

Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

New assessment highlights climate change as most serious threat to polar bear survival - IUCN Red List

A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

19 Nov 2015 | International news release