IUCN participates in the discussions on the SDGs to ensure that they are formulated in a way as to emphasize the synergistic links between the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social, environmental). Focusing on their interconnectedness will ensure that no goal undermines the effectiveness of another goal.

IUCN has produced a paper with its views on the Post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, which can be found on the right hand side. In the document, the importance of building the SDGs on existing relevant commitments, the adoption of a nature based solutions approach to development challenges and the need for effective and efficient governance is stressed.

To achieve the desired outcome, IUCN will contribute by:

  1. developing and disseminating analytical documents and policy briefs;
  2. participating in international events;
  3. convening meetings of IUCN State Members; and
  4. mobilizing civil society to promote a meaningful and efficient participation.