Mangrove Focus December 2011

Solving the climate change crisis naturally

28 November 2011: While the world bemoans the lack of political commitment to tackle climate change, IUCN experts are working day and night to ensure that natural solutions are part of the international response to this growing threat.

While some countries and communities around the world are making progress in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change, we need to make far greater use of the solutions that nature offers us. Sustainably managing ecosystems such as forests, wetlands and coastal areas can simultaneously reduce carbon emissions and help people adapt to the impacts that are being felt across the world.

Our experts are promoting these natural solutions at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December.

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Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Durban deal breathes new life into climate talks - IUCN

Durban, South Africa, 11 December 2011 (IUCN). Governments at the UN climate talks in Durban agree on a package of measures to sustain current global efforts to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and to conclude a new agreement with legal force that would involve all countries in averting the threat of dangerous global climate change. …   | Spanish

13 Dec 2011 | IUCN statement

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