2012 IUCN annual report : Nature+ : towards nature-based solutions
2012 lived up to its promise of being one of the busiest years for the global environmental community. From the birth of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to the Rio+20 conference, and from UN climate and biodiversity meetings to IUCNs own World Conservation Congress, our Union certainly had our hands full this year. All of these major policy events focused on intensifying global efforts towards sustainable development and keeping us within planetary boundaries. And IUCN used its voice and influence to advocate that it is only by investing in nature that we can create a sustainable future for everyone. This annual report documents the highlights and the achievements of the Union in 2012.