Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico


UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted in 1992, is the main vehicle for promoting intergovernmental efforts to combat climate change. A series of UNFCCC meetings are taking place, working towards a new international climate change agreement to follow, or run in parallel to, the Kyoto Protocol.


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Conserving wetlands is important for buffering people against the impacts of climate change. Mangrove in Chiapas, Mexico

A tailor-made approach to REDD+ benefit sharing in Mexico

Mexico is working at the national, state and local levels to design ways of sharing REDD+ benefits that suit different contexts and improve livelihoods …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Climate change induced migration assessment in the Shyamnagar Upazila area Bangladesh (Village people shift by boat from vulnerable area for migration).

Climate Change Induced Migration in Bangladesh

About 15 million people in Bangladesh alone could be on the move by 2050 because of climate change causing the worst migration in human history. There is no specific definition for environmental migrants. But the working definition which is now widely accepted across countries asserts that those who have been forced to leave their traditional habitat temporarily or permanently because of marked environmental disruption that jeopardize their existence and seriously affected the quality of their life are identified as environmental migrants.  …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Women collecting water in a forest landscape, Tanzania

New COP21 article series on REDD+ benefit sharing launches 5 October

In the lead up to the Paris Climate Change Conference in December (UNFCCC COP21), IUCN’s Global Forest and Climate Change Programme will publish a series of web articles highlighting the innovative steps developing countries are taking to equitably share the benefits from reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+) …  

01 Oct 2015 | Article

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