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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The many faces of our forests

Keeping carbon down and forests up

For the past two months, IUCN has explored how REDD+ and sharing its benefits are helping people and the planet. This recap highlights our series and looks ahead to COP21 and beyond. …  

24 Nov 2015 | Article

A challenge of REDD-plus is to compensate lost income from farmers that choose to conserve forests. This picture shows a Cocoa farmer in Cameroon

Forests for the climate - full schedule of forest events at COP21 now available

Join us at the IUCN Pavilion in Paris for the latest breakthroughs and nature-based solutions to climate change …  

20 Nov 2015 | Article

Fruit and vegetable market in Peru

Seeing carbon as the “co-benefit” in REDD+ benefit sharing

Preliminary results from IUCN’s ongoing nature dependency studies in Ghana, Mexico and Peru underscore why REDD+ benefit sharing first needs to understand how communities rely on forests before setting up the right incentives for implementing REDD+ strategies …  

17 Nov 2015 | Article

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