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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Help shape the global conservation agenda

The call for contributions for the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 is now open – it is your chance to propose an event and help define the programme of this influential environmental gathering. …  

01 Jul 2015 | Article

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

UNEP Executive Director and IUCN Director General meet with environmental and sustainable development NGOs

Today in New York, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner met with leaders of several environment and sustainable development NGOs to discuss major issues affecting the global environment and sustainability agenda. …  

30 Jun 2015 | Article

East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Climate change and dams threaten natural World Heritage, warns IUCN

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

25 Jun 2015 | International news release

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