Climate Change


  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivers IUCN's official statement to UNFCCC COP23 “With nature, we can get there, without her, we will surely fail.” IUCN Director General delivers IUCN’s official statement to the parties of UNFCCC COP23 on 16 November 2017. Photo: IISD/ENB - Kiara Worth

    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...

  • Inger Andersen IUCN Director General Inger Andersen speaking at the COP23 IUCN Pavilion Bonn Challenge event, 14 November 2017  Photo: Mark Gnadt/IUCN

    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...

  • Panel Outlook launch Martin Frick Inger Andersen IUCN and UNFCCC joined at the Bonn 2017 UN climate change conference to launch the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 report Photo: IUCN

    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...

  • UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion Photo: IUCN ELC

    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...

  • woman and boy sitting in tree  nursery Photo: IUCN

    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...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    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...

  • AbE Perú La Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas se transversaliza en la planificación del desarrollo en Perú Photo: Karen Podvin

    La Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas se transversaliza en la planificación del desarrollo en Perú


    La Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) está siendo incorporada en la planificación del desarrollo, en el marco de la implementación de las Contribuciones Nacionalmente Determinadas (NDC) en adaptación al cambio climático en este país.  

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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.  

  • people sitting facing away, looking at presenter at podium Photo: IUCN

    Forest events and discussions 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...

  • Group photo pre-COP23 Photo: Department of Information, Fiji

    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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