The wealth of nature is essential to the wealth of nations. All aspects of the global economy, from raw materials to manufacturing to trade and commerce depend on biodiversity and ecosystems. Biodiversity and ecosystems supply our economies with indispensable goods and services, such as water, food, fuel, building materials and medicines. Our societies have benefited tremendously through the individual and collective management of these natural resources. They provide the basis for economic development and improvements in human well being.
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Focusing on water and food security, land resources and climate change resilience, SUSTAIN-Africa is a new programme that will support action on sustainability and social inclusion in growth corridors in Africa. The current phase of SUSTAIN-Africa will run from 2014-2018, emphasising delivery through partnerships. The programme is coordinated by IUCN and the IUCN Netherlands Committee, who will work together to build and support partnerships for implementation of SUSTAIN among IUCN Members, government, business and stakeholders at all levels. …
05 Feb 2014 | Article
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN). A 5-year programme to restore forest landscapes in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America has demonstrated their crucial role in creating jobs and boosting incomes for local residents. … | French | Spanish
08 Sep 2012 | International news release