IUCN Documents

The ice cap on Kerguelen island, retreating 200 meters a year

IUCN wants governments to recognize that managing nature better helps people adapt to the impacts of climate change and can actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Union is promoting the inclusion of nature-based solutions to adaptation and mitigation, focusing on two key elements it wants to see adopted in the post-2012 UNFCCC climate change framework:¨


  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) - the use of ecosystem conservation, management and restoration to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  • An equitable and sustainable Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD) mechanism.

COP 17 - Durban 2011 COP 16, Cancún, 29 November - 10 December 2010 SB 32, AWG LCA 10 and AWG KP 12, Bonn, Germany, 31 May – 11 June 2010 COP15, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-18 DECEMBER 2009 - english AWG-LCA7 AND AWG-KP9, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 2 - 6 November 2009 AWG-LCA7 and AWG-KP9, Bangkok, Thailand, Sept 28 – Oct 9 2009 SB30, BONN, 1-12 JUNE 2009 AWG-KP7, AWG-LCA5, Bonn, March 31-April 8 2009 COP14, POZNAN, 1-12 DECEMBER 2008