Europe Overseas Program
Europe Overseas - EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) - hosts 80% of the European biodiversity, 6% of globally theatened species, 7% of coral reefs: it is of international importance.
It is home to 5.8 million European citizens. These populations are particularly dependent on healthy ecosystems for their livelihood and adaptation to climate change. However, they often remain overlooked in terms of environmental policies as well as funding.
Recognizing the particular situation and specific needs of Europe Overseas, IUCN developed and implements a program to address these needs.
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Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …
02 Jul 2014 | News story
IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …
23 Jun 2014 | News story
05 Jun 2014 | News story
International Day for Biodiversity: Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands
IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …
22 May 2014 | News story
Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development
On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for registration has been extended - register now! …
15 May 2014 | Event