The fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity set the stage for more than 190 countries to step up efforts to protect the world’s ecosystems. The conference took place in Egypt, 17 – 29 November 2018, under the overarching theme “Investing in biodiversity for people and planet” and resulted in the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration.
Boris Erg, Director of IUCN's regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: "The message I brought along was very simple. The whole could be greater than the sum of its parts".
Paris, France, 29 November 2018 (IUCN) – Businesses struggling to identify indicators to measure their environmental performance will benefit from a new report released today by IUCN and Oxford University during Natural Capital Week.
IUCN has released today at the CBD COP14 in Sharm El Sheikh the “State of nature conservation systems in South-Eastern Europe”, a first comprehensive report on institutional arrangements for nature conservation in the region that will serve decision-makers, experts and the donor community to shape and implement nature-related policies and activities.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined as the latest partner to the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet Initiative, in the role of co-coordinator for PANORAMA’s “Protected Areas” (PA) thematic community.
Jonny Hughes: A new global plan for nature is under development in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt this week where governments from around the world are meeting at the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) – A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new partnerships and action to mainstream biodiversity across different sectors -- a key objective of the UN Biodiversity Conference taking place here this month.
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in protected areas. Sites in Egypt, France, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru and the United Arab Emirates received the certification today at the ongoing UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt, bringing the total number of sites on the IUCN Green List to 40.
The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is pleased to announce the publication of Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas produced by the IUCN WCPA Specialist Group on Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship, with many contributors from many nations and cultures. These Guidelines provide illustration from field experience on how best to manage, govern, evaluate and conserve privately protected areas globally. The guidelines are the latest in the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series.
Nigel Dudley, member of IUCN WCPA, brings to CBD COP14 stories that highlights the importance of protected areas and the services they provide.