IUCN actively engaged in the negotiations since the Rio+20 Conference to ensure that the 2030 Agenda would promote sustainable development in all its dimensions: a true integration of the environmental, social and economic aspects. Acknowledging the need to ensure policy coherence at the global level, IUCN promoted building upon existing commitments, like the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and called for the inclusion of governance aspects, and for ensuring accountability in its monitoring mechanism.
The High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF)
IUCN champions nature's role in sustainable development in its engagement in the HLPF and provides reliable science to assist governments and other actors in tracking progress towards meeting the SDGs.
Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)
IUCN engages in the IAEG-SDGs to develop and implement the global indicator framework for the Goals and Targets of the 2030 Agenda. It serves as the custodian agency for five of the 231 official SDG indicators for Goals 14 (Life below water) and 15 (Life on land) to national governments and the United Nations Statistics Division.
IUCN: A key partner for sustainable development
With its universal nature, every stakeholder has a role to play to ensure that we truly transform our world by 2030.
IUCN seeks to contribute to the delivery of the SDGs, through its Nature 2030 Programme, which takes a longer-term view to ensure alignment with 2030 Agenda as well as the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. IUCN works towards the achievement of the environmental targets within the SDGs while recognising that relationships between living nature and the remainder of the SDGs are critical, and that the current suite of global problems are interconnected and interdependent, requiring systemic solutions to address all of the SDGs in an integrated manner.