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  • No time to lose, says IUCN

    Governments have to make significant efforts towards a post 2012 climate regime to be in place by the end of the next UN climate meeting in December 2009, IUCN says.
  • Highs and lows of the conference

    The Chair of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, Nik Lopoukhine, has been part of the IUCN delegation at the UNFCCC meeting in Poznan, Poland. As we near the close of the conference, he talks us through the highs and the lows of the past fortnight. To...
  • A fifth of corals dead say new IUCN reports

    The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status, launched today by IUCN as part of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. If current trends in carbon dioxide emissions continue, many of the...
  • Bridging the gap

    At the last UN summit in Bali, the negotiations on climate change reached a deadlock, crystallizing the debate on the issue of North/South equity. In partnership with the Foundation Nicolas Hulot, the Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA...
  • IUCN success in Poznan

    IUCN's David Huberman talks us through the general mood of this year's United Nations climate change conference and outlines the successes IUCN has enjoyed here. To listen, click here.
  • IUCN influences U.N. climate talks

    As the countdown to Copenhagen gets under way, IUCN has put on the table of the current U.N. climate change talks in Poznan, Poland a clear position on ecosystem-based adaptation.
  • Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement

    A new publication on North /South equity will be launched on December 10th in Poznan, during the UNFCCC climate change negotiations.Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement will be presented at 11 am at the EU Pavilion during ...
  • Women feel the heat of climate change

    Women’s lives are more at risk than men’s because of climate change, according to IUCN. Climate change will affect all countries, but poor women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected. Despite this, most of the UNFCCC debate on climate so...
  • We're getting there

    IUCN's Climate Change Officer, Ninni Ikkala, explains how IUCN has managed to get ecosystem adaptation - using natural infrastructure, such as mangroves and forests, to help people adapt to climate change - on the agenda here at the UNFCCC meeting in Poznan....
  • The latest from negotiations

    As we come to the end of the first week in Poznan, IUCN's Senior Policy Advisor Connie Martinez says she feels hopeful that the negotiations are picking up the pace. To listen, click here.
  • Talks running smoother than expected

    IUCN's consultant on climate change, Claire Parker, says negoitations at the United Nations climate change conference finally began in earnest yesterday and so far things are going smoother than expected. She reflects on whether the American administration...
  • Helping people adjust to climate change

    IUCN has established a new network to help people suffering the effects of climate change learn how to cope with it. The Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network, set up with the help of WWF and the MacArthur Foundation, will link up organizations...
  • New climate change network

    There is a growing recognition in discussions here in Poznan of the role that nature can play in helping people adjust to the impacts of climate change. Governments and environmental and development groups at the United Nations climate change conference are...
  • REDD discussions at full throttle in Poznan

    The topic of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degredation (REDD) is shaping up to be one of the most prominent features of this climate conference. REDD discussions are not only attracting a lot of attention and interest, they are also progressing...
  • Fantastic forests

    Protecting forests and planting new ones is one of the most immediate and cost effective ways to reduce carbon emissions and help cool our planet. IUCN's Senior Forest and Climate Change Officer, Consuelo Espinosa, explains the mysteries behind REDD -...
  • Poznan progress

    IUCN's Yves de Soye shares his impressions of the United Nations climate change conference so far and reflects on the direction IUCN should be taking. To listen, click here.
  • Ocean controversy

    Ocean fertilization is one of the methods being considered to deal with rising levels of carbon dioxide and associated climate change.
  • Social perspective on agenda at UNFCCC

    IUCN's Senior Gender Advisor, Lorena Aguilar, says these negotiations show a more people-centred approach to dealing with climate change for the first time. To listen, click here.
  • Stand and deliver says IUCN

    Developed and developing countries at the UNFCCC in Poznan need to move beyond discussions over who will pay the most for the cost of reducing emissions. They also need unite behind emission reduction targets.
  • All we need is water

    Extreme water scarcity is not the only problem Jordan is currently facing. Combined with poor water management though, it might be the worst. When both water quantity and quality are inadequate, health and environmental hazards can reach alarming...
  • Climate change is the problem, nature - the solution

    Four years after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Asian coast, the need to restore, protect and invest in coastal ecosytems is clear. The difficult task to bring together different agencies, sectors and countries who are addressing today's...
  • IUCN's climate change wish list explained

    Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme, explains what IUCN hopes to see come out of the negotiations at the United Nations climate change meeting in Poznan.
  • Save nature to fight climate change and reduce poverty

    Rising sea levels, violent storms, melting glaciers, droughts and floods – all caused by global warming – will spell misery for millions of people, as they lose their homes, food and drinking water.
  • The human aspect of climate change

    For the first time delegates at the UNFCCC were trained on how to promote gender considerations in the climate change negotiations.
  • Get gender on climate change agenda

    As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting gets underway in Poznan, Poland, IUCN's Senior Gender Advisor, Lorena Aguilar, explains what she has been doing to make sure women's voices are heard in the climate change negotiations. To...


Last updated - Fri, 19 Jul 2019

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