Statements by Inger Andersen

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    IUCN Statement to UN Environment Assembly, 2017


    On 6 December, during the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered IUCN’s official statement on how addressing pollution is essential to achieving the...

  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivers IUCN's official statement to UNFCCC COP23 “With nature, we can get there, without her, we will surely fail.” IUCN Director General delivers IUCN’s official statement to the parties of UNFCCC COP23 on 16 November 2017. Photo: IISD/ENB - Kiara Worth

    IUCN statement to UN Climate Change Conference 2017


    During the 16 November plenary session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered IUCN’s official statement on nature’s valuable contributions in addressing climate change. Read the...

  • School of bar jack in the Tortugas ecological reserve Photo: NOAA CC BY 2.0

    IUCN Director General's statement on World Oceans Day


    Where did life on Earth begin? The fact is, no one really knows. Charles Darwin imagined a “warm little pond”, while some scientists today speculate about tide pools and hot springs. Increasingly, however, scientists are narrowing in on one hypothesis: that...

  • Malawi woman proud of her corn crop Photo: Seline Meijer

    IUCN Director General's statement on World Environment Day


    Connecting people with nature isn’t just about getting to the park, to sea or the mountains, crucial as this might be. Connecting people with nature is also about recalling that nature has a relevance to absolutely everything we achieve, and want to achieve,...

  • quote Inger Andersen quote on Paris Agreement Photo: IUCN

    IUCN Director General’s statement on the US announcement in regard to the Paris Agreement


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, deeply regrets the White House’s announcement that it will withdraw the United States government from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.  At the IUCN World Conservation Congress held...


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