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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David Johnson

Population was once a taboo subject. With the global population set to rise to over 9.7 billion by 2050, population growth and the resulting pressure on the environment is now recognised as a key...

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...
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....
Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 September 2018 (IUCN/Scottish Wildlife Trust) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has launched a global...
The IUCN Urban Nature Alliance will raise awareness of the value of ecosystems in urban areas, and of how these ecosystems can help address urban challenges including air pollution, flooding and...
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...
IUCN Members come together every four years at the World Conservation Congress to take joint decisions on the global conservation agenda. In 2012, they adopted two Resolutions in an effort to...
Governments should invest in healthy, living soils by channelling agricultural subsidies towards sustainable farming methods. If done right,...
Humans have greatly valued fertile land ever since the Neolithic revolution, with civilisations built around productive soils, and wars fought over them. Today, half a century of chemical-fuelled,...
India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes...
At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (CoP) 2015 in Paris, the government of India made a Bonn Challenge pledge to bring 13 million hectares of degraded land...
Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Asia Regional Director and Director of the IUCN Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, has recently been featured in the Pakistani...
In this in-depth interview, Ms Kabraji shares how her childhood experience with nature and Zoroastrian philosophy inspired her to pursue environmental work, and the career path that led her to her...
CEESP NEWS - by IPBES Secretariat and submitted by one of the lead authors, Riccardo Simoncini The world’s biodiversity is being lost and nature’s...
  IPBES is the global science-policy platform tasked with providing the best-available evidence to inform better decisions affecting nature - by Governments, businesses and even individual...
Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland hosted the 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium from 4-6 July 2018. Many WCEL Members...
The 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, held from 4-6 July 2018, brought together over 300 participants from six continents to discuss current international, comparative, national, and...
Created after the regionalization and decentralization process initiated by the IUCN Secretariat in 2006, the PACO region was born from the merger of...

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