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The “2018 Brasília Declaration of Judges on Water Justice”: The Role of Courts in the Implementation of SDG 6 and Other Water-related Goals and Targets
Official Virtual Side Event: UN 2023 Water Conference
Saturday 18 March 2023 (7:00am-9:45am EST)
Story | 17 Feb, 2023
IUCN WCEL hosted the webinar “Advisory Opinions on Climate Change: initiatives, expectations and possibilities”
On Wednesday 25 January 2023, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) organized this online event as part of its Webinar Series: "The Transforming Power of Law: Addressing Global Environmental Challenges". The webinar had more had 900 registrants and counted with the…
Blog | 17 Feb, 2023
A voice from the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5), co-hosted by IUCN
IMPAC5 has provided a unique opportunity for the global ocean community to convene and transform the Kunming-Montreal Framework from bold ambition to action, with youth and indigenous voices front and centre.
2nd session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution
The second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, will tentatively take place in Paris, France from 29 May to 2 June.
IUCN Statement | 19 Dec, 2022
IUCN welcomes Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as an important step towards addressing the nature crisis
IUCN welcomes the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which was adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in Montreal, Canada on 19 December 2022 after four long years of negotiations. We congratulate the Chinese Presidency, Canadian hosts and the CBD secretariat for their…
Story | 01 Dec, 2022
IUCN WCEL Early-Career Voices: In Conversation with Aditi Shetye
In this month’s ‘Early-Career Voices’ we sat down with Ms. Aditi Shetye, Executive Assistant of the IUCN WCEL Climate Change Law Specialist Group, and Academic Taskforce Co-ordinator at World's Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ), to learn more about her exciting path into international climate…
DG Statement | 01 Dec, 2022
IUCN Director General’s open letter to Members ahead of UN CBD COP 15
Dear IUCN Members,
As IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), we have an enormous responsibility. Since 1948, we have been the global authority keeping our finger on the pulse of biodiversity.
Shaping the climate and nature convergence to address the intertwined crises
Science is clear that we cannot address the climate crisis without addressing the biodiversity one, and vice versa. Yet now they occur in parallel processes within the UNFCCC and CBD, respectively, with insufficient alignment. The challenge of how to find and strengthen convergence remains.