Global Policy

IUCN participates in multilateral processes and international environmental forums to provide policy and technical advice to key stakeholders, associating extensive on-the-ground experience and scientific expertise

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The decisions taken by IUCN Members at the IUCN World Conservation Congress set the global conservation agenda and guide IUCN’s policy engagements at the local, national and global levels.

With the aim to integrate nature & sustainable development at all levels, IUCN's policy work focusses on 3 key areas:


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  • In the spotlight:

    IUCN @UN Biodiversity Conference 2018

    From 13-29 November 2018, IUCN will join representatives from more than 190 countries in the UN Biodiversity Conference to step up efforts to halt the biodiversity loss and protect the ecosystems that support the livelihoods of billions. Under the theme “Investing in biodiversity for people and planet”, the Conference will be preceded by the African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity and a High-level segment.

     

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News

  • CBD COP14 venue Photo: Victoria Romero

    CBD COP14: What is IUCN investing in this meeting and why?

    17.11.2018

    To mark the opening of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP14), Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN Global Director for Policy and Programme shares with us her views on IUCN’s contribution to this meeting

  • Okavango Delta Photo: ©mendelson/shutterstock

    A call from Ramsar COP13 to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    07.11.2018

    Our challenge to the Convention on Biological Diversity: a call from Ramsar COP13 to embed wetland conservation in the post-2020 biodiversity and sustainable development agendas.

  • Stockholm Photo: Scanrail1/Shutterstock.com

    IUCN launches global alliance for greener cities

    24.09.2018

    Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 September 2018 (IUCN/Scottish Wildlife Trust) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has launched a global initiative which aims to create greener, more liveable cities that will improve the health, well-being and...

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals and targets are the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and they acknowledge the critical role that a healthy environment can play in addressing current challenges including poverty, climate change, food and water security....

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.

 

Quick reads

Aimed at policy-makers and journalists, IUCN Issues Briefs provide key information on selected issues in a two-pager format.

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Invasive alien species and sustainable development

Alien or non-native species are animals, plants or other organisms introduced by humans, either intentionally or accidentally, into areas outside their natural range. Some of these species become...

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