Global Policy

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Global Policy” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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On 27-28 February 2018, the Zoological Society of London and National Geographic Society along with IUCN, BirdLife International, CBD and others will...
In recent years, there have been calls to dramatically scale up area-based conservation and for large proportions of the planet to be protected in an interconnected way. Such views are providing an...
In 2020, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are expected to adopt a new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2021-2030.
The IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress adopted a Resolution entitled Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing a post 2020 strategy. In it, IUCN invites Parties to the...
Carole Saint-LaurentDeputy Director Global Forest and Climate Change Programme Carole Saint-Laurent is Deputy Director of IUCN's Global Forest and Climate Change Programme.  She has also been the...
Functioning globally through IUCN Country Offices (and the Washington D.C. Office), Members, and partners, IUCN promotes the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as a part of an overall climate...
IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.  IUCN has fed into decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) through its policy work at the...
David Chadwick O'ConnorPermanent Observer of IUCN to the United Nations For the past 12 years, David O'Connor has been Chief of Policy and Analysis of the Division for Sustainable Development of the...
About IPBES The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem...
IUCN Goodwill Ambassadors are prominent individuals who are passionate about the environment and use their talents to  amplify IUCN’s message and support IUCN’s quest for 'a just world that values...
IUCN founded the Patrons of Nature in 2010 to rally global leaders and mobilize resources in support of  the Union’s vision of a just world which values and conserves nature. Patrons of Nature...
As a child, Firushan would often go to the beach to play. Back then, the beach used to be covered in leaves that were swept there from the streets.
“The sand, the sea and the leaves made everything look beautiful and natural,” recalls Firushan. As Firushan got older, he noticed that items like empty water and soft drink bottles, food wrappers,...
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IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....

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