Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico


UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted in 1992, is the main vehicle for promoting intergovernmental efforts to combat climate change. A series of UNFCCC meetings are taking place, working towards a new international climate change agreement to follow, or run in parallel to, the Kyoto Protocol.


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Anna Baklan (left) teaches participants to identify mushrooms collected for an ENPI-FLEG Master Class

Literally, “mushrooming:” Regional experts team up for sustainable forestry and make a discovery beyond borders

An initiative to enhance the lives of forest-dependent communities and identify alternative profits from non-timber resources has turned up another unexpected benefit. …  

19 Jan 2016 | Article

Forest restoration experts from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Guatemala traveled through four Brazilian states

Forest landscape restoration partnership shares group knowledge: four different countries, one common goal

A Forest Restoration Exchange launched by the Brazilian Ministry for the Environment, Imazon, IUCN, and the World Resources Institute (WRI) is connecting practitioners and experts to scale up and implement knowledge and lessons in sustainable forest management …  

04 Jan 2016 | Article

Earth inside water droplet

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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