IUCN takes a holistic approach to tackling these challenges – understanding that human, social and economic well-being depend on the health of natural ecosystems, and that conservation, development and social justice must go hand-in-hand.
We believe nature can play a strong role in tackling the challenges. Nature’s solutions are at our fingertips, they are cost-effective and we know how to implement them. IUCN promotes nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, secure water, food and energy supplies, reduce poverty and drive economic growth.
Livelihoods for nature
Across Asia, there are thousands of local communities and indigenous people who rely on forests for their livelihoods. IUCN Asia secures marine and coastal resilience and livelihoods through restoration and adaptation actions. The strategic theme includes in its purview, community enterprise development, conservation financing, green business development and private sector engagement.
Governance and rights
To ensure the realisation of the rights, roles, inclusive conservation and sustainable use of nature in Asia, we expand partnerships with indigenous peoples, promote access of women and girls to lands and natural resources, and empower youth in conservation through active engagement and intergenerational partnerships in the region.