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Blog: Water and climate change: Best available science or Greek tragedy?

By Mark Smith. Fire, earth, air and water. To the ancient Greeks, these were the keys to understanding the world around them. To modern-day climate negotiators? Not so much. …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story
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COP21: Climate change and water - interview with IUCN's Mark Smith

'Water and Climate Resilience' was the focus of the third day of the UN climate change conference in Paris. In this newly released video interview, Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme, talks about the key role water plays in the climate change debate.  …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story

Stewart Maginnis (IUCN), Shira Yoffe (US Forest Service) and Jean Muneng (DRC) discuss large-scale restoration ambition

Forest Focus at COP21: Moving from making the case for restoration to making it work

Tuesday, 1 December marked a day of Forest Focus as part of the Lima to Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), with forest and land use events taking place across the COP21 programme. Speakers at the LPAA’s high-level press event included His Royal Highness Prince Charles, whose message that “Restoration of forests and forest landscapes should not be an afterthought,” resonated widely among participants and delegations …  

03 Dec 2015 | Article

Cover: 'Climate Change and Water' Issues Brief

Building climate change resilience through water management and ecosystems

On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the IUCN Water Programme has published a set of key messages in a new Brief aimed to help policy and decision-makers tackle climate change challenges. …  

01 Dec 2015 | News story

Maurice Strong

Maurice Strong – legend of the environmental movement

IUCN is mourning the passing of Maurice Strong, a pioneer in placing the environment at the heart of development. …  

01 Dec 2015 | Article

View from UNESCO Building, Paris

Nine countries elected to the World Heritage Committee

Nine States Parties have been elected to the World Heritage Committee: Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Indonesia, Kuwait, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. They take the place of Algeria, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Senegal and Serbia. …  

01 Dec 2015 | Article

Earth inside water droplet

Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN

Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

High seas

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation joins marine World Heritage

IUCN, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and New York-based Natural Resource Defense Council to explore the potential for new World Heritage sites in the Arctic region. …  

27 Nov 2015 | Article

IUCN World Conservation Congress - Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place from 1 to 10 September 2016 in Hawaiʻi, U.S.A. Visit the Congress website to register for the event and book your accommodation. …  

25 Nov 2015 | Article

Tales of Water, a Child's View. Tanzania 2005.

Valuing natural capital key to tackling climate change – says IUCN

Edinburgh, UK, 23 November 2015 -- IUCN Director General Inger Andersen highlighted the vital role of natural capital in addressing climate change in a keynote speech at the World Forum on Natural Capital, which opened today in Edinburgh, UK. …  

23 Nov 2015 | Article