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International policy

IUCN engages in multilateral policy processes and international environmental forums to provide policy and technical advice to negotiators and key stakeholders to help safeguard the planet and all who depend on it.

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IUCN has a proven track record as a trusted policy and scientific advisor, and in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Rio Conventions and a number of other biodiversity-related conventions. Our recommendations are based on our extensive on-the-ground experience and scientific expertise.

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Sustainable Development Goals Opens in the same window Opens in the new window

IUCN advocates for nature's role in sustainable development through engagement in the High Level Political Forum and provides reliable science to assist governments and other actors in tracking progress towards meeting the SDGs.

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Convention on Biological Diversity Opens in the same window Opens in the new window

IUCN provides technical and policy advice to the Parties to the CBD and support to the CBD Secretariat for the implementation of the convention and its protocols. 

Find out about IUCN and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Opens in the same window Opens in the new window

IUCN provides scientific and technical inputs to Parties showing both the threats to biodiversity from climate change and nature-based solutions to help address it.

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UN Convention to Combat Desertification Opens in the same window Opens in the new window

IUCN has a long standing partnership with the UNCCD and has actively influenced the evolution of the convention, including development, adoption and implementation of land degradation neutrality.

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World Heritage Convention Opens in the same window Opens in the new window

IUCN is the official advisor on nature to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

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Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Opens in the same window Opens in the new window

IUCN has been engaged in the process towards the adoption of an ambitious treaty by enabling an informed decision-making process.