Our priorities: 2013-2016

IUCN Oceania recognises that an integrated and flexible approach is needed to implement the IUCN Global Programme.

We have four priority areas of work:

Contributing to conserving Oceania’s biodiversity though IUCN’s work on

  • Species
  • Marine
  • Protected areas

Enhancing governance arrangements though IUCN’s work on

  • Environmental law and policy
  • Environmental economics

Offering nature-based solutions though IUCN’s work on

  • Water and wetlands
  • Pacific Mangroves Initiative
  • Climate change

Promoting green economy solutions in the areas of

  • Energy
  • Leadership, green growth and sustainability
  • Food security

Strategic sectors of engagement

Supporting Multilateral Environmental Agreements
We continue to work cooperatively with governments and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme to support the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the UN Convention of Biological Diversity, CITES, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the World Heritage Convention.

Convening critical dialogues
In our role as facilitator and convener  we lead and support forums to provide innovative thinking and solutions. These include dialogues on species conservation, protected areas and green-growth.

Supporting National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)
IUCN Oceania continues to support governments in the implementation of NBSAPs, including the integration of the Aichi targets into NBSAPs.

Supporting the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation
We are committed to supporting the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation. The Pacific Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, to be held in Suva in 2013, will provide the opportunity to further guide the conservation of nature in the Pacific Islands.

Supporting regional coordination
We are committed to ensuring effective regional cooperation. The Pacific Plan currently provides the foundation for regional cooperation, guided and supported by the Council of Regional Organizations of the Pacific
(CROP). We will seek to further strengthen our support of and close collaboration with CROP agencies.

Work with other regional partners
We continue to partner with the Melanesia Spearhead Group, UNESCAP, UNEP, UNDP and other international and regional agencies to ensure strong support for conservation and environmental management efforts.