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From Bonn 2017

IUCN news from COP23
  • Siim Kissler, Minister of Environment, Estonia, EU Presidency, discusses ways to scale up the use of nature based solutions in Europe and thanks IUCN for the support provided

    COP23 event showcases EU leadership in natural solutions for climate resilience


    National and regional government officials as well as representatives from the European Commission, business and civil society took part in a panel discussion organised by IUCN Europe at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn on Tuesday 14 November on the role of nature-based solutions in helping Europe to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The discussion provided an opportunity to exchange best practices on nature-based solutions as well as ideas for scaling-up implementation in Europe.

  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivers IUCN's official statement to UNFCCC COP23

    IUCN statement to UN Climate Change Conference 2017


    During the 16 November plenary session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered IUCN’s official statement on nature’s valuable contributions in addressing climate change. Read the full statement below. 

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    IUCN to enhance countries’ restoration efforts under the Paris climate agreement as Bonn Challenge passes 160 million hectares


    Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by building on the Bonn Challenge and existing forest landscape restoration commitments.

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    IUCN and United Nations leaders join at climate change conference to discuss natural World Heritage


    This week at the 2017 UN conference on climate change in Bonn (COP23), IUCN highlighted how natural World Heritage is both affected by climate change and provides solutions to its challenges. IUCN Director General Inger Andersen, UNFCCC Senior Director Martin Frick and IUCN experts gathered to launch the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2, which reveals that the number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has nearly doubled in three years. IUCN also presented its work on the benefits of natural World Heritage and on wilderness areas, which help species survive climate change events.

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    IUCN, Keeping it Legal at the UNFCCC COP 23


    Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered to discuss the future of the planet.  Led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, in collaboration with UN Agencies, State Party Delegations, NGOs and other partners, they met within the framework of the UNFCCC COP23 to discuss how to use legal tools to address the challenges of climate change.  Their moto:  “Keep it legal”.

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    SDG2 and forest landscape restoration come together at COP23


    Climate action for zero hunger is the theme at the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) on November 14th. IUCN and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) take this opportunity to explore the relationship between forest landscape restoration (FLR) and food security at the IUCN pavilion. A recent web story tells us more about their findings.

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    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN


    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.

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    Nature Based Solutions for an Uncertain Future?


    Effective country-driven climate change adaptation reflects the importance of water management in reducing vulnerability and building climate resilience.  

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    Forest events, discussions and chronicles at COP23


    Forests are fundamental to climate change dialogues at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Congress of Parties 23 (UNFCCC COP23). IUCN is engaging in forest discussions at several venues, including the IUCN Pavilion, where an array of high-level and thought-provoking events will take stage. And new this year, you can read daily forest chronicles straight from the forest team at COP.

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    IUCN affirms its support at the Pre-COP23 and Partnership Day meetings


    The COP23 Presidency held a “Partnership Day” on 16 October 2017 in advance of the 2017 Ministerial Dialogue, known as Pre-COP, from 17-18 October at the Sheraton/Westin Resort on Denarau Island, in Nadi, Fiji. 

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