IUCN has a proven track record as a trusted policy and scientific advisor, and in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Rio Conventions and a number of other biodiversity-related conventions. Our recommendations are based on our extensive on-the-ground experience and scientific expertise.
IUCN advocates for nature's role in sustainable development through engagement in the High Level Political Forum and provides reliable science to assist governments and other actors in tracking progress towards meeting the SDGs.
Convention on Biological Diversity
IUCN provides technical and policy advice to the Parties to the CBD and support to the CBD Secretariat for the implementation of the convention and its protocols.
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
IUCN provides scientific and technical inputs to Parties showing both the threats to biodiversity from climate change and nature-based solutions to help address it.
UN Convention to Combat Desertification
IUCN has a long standing partnership with the UNCCD and has actively influenced the evolution of the convention, including development, adoption and implementation of land degradation neutrality.
IUCN is the official advisor on nature to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
IUCN has been engaged in the process towards the adoption of an ambitious treaty by enabling an informed decision-making process.
Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution
IUCN will provide science-based expertise and evidence during the negotiation process and ensure that the focus of the negotiations remains on a robust instrument with high environmental integrity, promoting a circular economy and addressing the full life cycle of plastics.