Climate Change


  • 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...

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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...

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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...

  • 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.  

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    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. 

  • GCRMN-Caribbean Guidelines Capacity Building Workshop- comprehensive coral reef monitoring, 2016, Discovery Bay Jamaica. Photo: J. Wood

    Partnerships for integrated monitoring of coastal ecosystems in the Caribbean


    CEESP News - by Maria Pena, Patrick McConney, Sherry Constantine and Lucie Labbouz Integration of socio-economic data into monitoring of coastal ecosystems, particularly coral reefs, is a relatively recent phenomenon under development in the Caribbean...

  • Espirito Santo landscape Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/JpauloP

    Taking ROOT: the launch of a new restoration tool


    With the launch of the Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT), the world has a better way of making decisions on ecosystem services, specifically in support of the people who actually rely on them. 


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