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Nature-based solutions: an underused toolbox for enhancing climate resilience

Although a positive momentum of action from governments and stakeholders alike was created during the past year in the run up to the UNFCCC negotiations in Paris starting today, the original expectations for a fully-fledged, legally binding deal with concrete targets have turned into a long-term trajectory of increased flexible action. The original goal to keep the global average temperature rise below 2°C from pre-industrial levels is far from being reached as the currently tabled Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) from the parties will clearly not get us there according to the UNFCCC’s own assessment. …   | French

30 Nov 2015 | Article

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri delivering the Keynote address

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka delivers the keynote address at the Second National Symposium on Marine Environment

Themed Blue oceans blooms blue economy the second National Symposium on Marine Environment was held during 18-19 November, 2015 at the Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo 7. The symposium was organized by the Marine Environment Protection Authority of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. …  

30 Nov 2015 | News story


MFF SGF Phase 2 Cycle 4 Grantees share their lessons

Phase 2 (Cycle 4) of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grants Facility (SGF) in Sri Lanka came to an end in July 2015. The grant recipients met on the 23 October 2015, in Colombo, to share the lessons they had learned from their projects. …  

30 Nov 2015 | News story

Vultures in the Nepal Himalayas

South Asia Vulture Recovery Programme: saving vultures from extinction

Vultures are among the most highly threatened bird species on the planet, having experienced catastrophic population declines since the 1990s. Various efforts are being done to save these birds. IUCN is working across national borders to ensure vulture survival through the South Asia Vulture Recovery Programme. …  

30 Nov 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

Denizen of oceans beyond national jurisdiction ...

Preparing for Negotiations on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

Two-thirds of the world's oceans lie beyond national jurisdiction. These areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) are of key importance for food security, carbon capture and scientific research. However, despite their importance, these areas have suffered from a lack of a governance framework that can ensure their conservation and sustainable use. To remedy this, the UN has started a diplomatic process on an international legally binding instrument on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. In early November this year, IUCN held a workshop for participants in this process to discuss potential elements of that instrument. …  

27 Nov 2015 | News story

Coordination Meeting “The strategic program for protected areas” in Tirana, Albania.

More projects on protected areas in Albania

Representatives from state institutions, international organizations and donors in Albania gathered to initiate coordination of projects related to protected areas and to support the strategic program of National Agency of Protected Areas in Albania.   …  

27 Nov 2015 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory video training with the IUCN Water Programme in Tanzania

Priorities in Paris: IUCN’s plans for supporting gender-responsive action at COP 21

IUCN’s Global Gender Office outlines the progress made so far in recognising the links between gender equality and climate solutions, and outlines its plans for Paris. …  

27 Nov 2015 | Article

Participantes capacitación sobre gobernanza del agua

Instrumentos globales claves para los marcos institucionales y jurídicos de cuencas transfronterizas.

Como parte de las actividades que promueve el proyecto BRIDGE Andes, el pasado 17 y 18 de noviembre del 2015, se desarrolló en la ciudad de Quito el curso de capacitación sobre gobernanza del agua en un contexto de aguas transfronterizas.  …  

26 Nov 2015 | News story

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