In our previous Congress previews, we’ve looked at how biodiversity is critical to all aspects of our life and how to make sure the benefits of nature are shared fairly and equally. This month we examine the third of the Congress themes — natural solutions to global challenges.
Global production and consumption patterns are destroying nature — our life support system. Meanwhile, governments, the private sector and communities are under-using the power of nature to provide solutions to global challenges such as climate change, food security, and social and economic development. We call these nature-based solutions and they’re a key focus of IUCN’s work.