The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) puts nature at the centre of climate change solutions. Healthy forests, wetlands and coastal areas can store substantial amounts of carbon and help people adapt to the impacts of climate change that are being felt across the world. When developed in an equitable and sustainable manner, mechanisms such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) can reduce emissions, conserve biodiversity and enhance human well-being.
Nature-based solutions for climate change
Day one of the biggest environmental event included high-level debates on the role of nature in tackling climate change to the launches of new scientific reports, Korean drum performances, Japanese singing and a surprise dance at the main hallway of the Congress venue. Take a look at the daily news wrap-up. …
09 Sep 2012 | Article
Tens of thousands of people around the world are getting greater access to food because of a new investment fund. IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) supports the Livelihoods Fund, which allows companies to offset their carbon footprint by investing in ecosystem restoration programmes that deliver lasting community benefits, including increased food security. … | French | Spanish
09 Sep 2012 | News story
The first in the series of highly anticipated World Leaders Dialogues involving a panel of prominent figures from both business and conservation saw a thoughtful discussion about the role that nature-based solutions can play in tackling climate change. … | French | Spanish
07 Sep 2012 | News story