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Spanish government renews support for IUCN’s activities in the Mediterranean How to ignite ecosystem restoration in your community The Restoration Initiative: A China story Protected and Conserved Areas around the world sign first-ever Joint Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity Pathfinder Award 2021 winners announced: IUCN and UNDP recognise innovation in nature conservation Global deforestation: EU Commission outlines new law to address agriculture trade chains UNEP and IUCN offer a free step-by-step tutorial and video guidance to measure plastic pollution hotspots Private Sector updated on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation Environmental Leaders Summit of Latin America EU’s agricultural policy gets final green light from Parliament Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds and Outdoor Learning Workshop considers national and regional priorities for World Heritage in the Pacific They work the land. They protect the land. Does COP26 notice?

IUCN World Conservation Congress

The Marseille Manifesto

The Marseille Manifesto aims to capture a limited number of key messages that are globally and currently relevant and which relate to the Congress proceedings, including any notable and important commitments and announcements that emerged from Congress events. The focus is on the post-Covid recovery, the biodiversity crisis and climate emergency. Marseille Outcomes for Business and Nature webinar recording available here


IUCN Events

From 30 November – 1 December 2021, the European Business & Nature Summit 2021, Scaling up business action for nature. For more information about the programme or to register, visit the website. From 30 November – 2 December 2021, the annual Building Bridges Week. All events will be livestreamed. See the full programme and register to attend here. On the 7th of December 2021: RGI-IUCN conference, Optimising Energy and Empowering Nature. To see the full programme and/or register to attend, please visit the website. On the 7th of December 2021: We Value Nature initiative will hold a dialogue, Making valuing nature the new norm in business – Assessing the state of play. Register to attend here. On the 8th of December 2021: Innovate4Nature will host a marketplace for sustainable development with a special focus on Nature-based Solutions related to food, infrastructure and finance. Please see the full programme or register to attend here. CBD Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, 12-28 January 2022, Geneva, Switzerland CBD Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, 12-28 January 2022, Geneva, Switzerland CBD Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 12-28 January 2022, Geneva, Switzerland IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), 7-12 March 2022, Kigali, Rwanda (virtual particiation available) CBD COP-15, 25 April - 8 May 2022, Kunming China 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) 23-30 June 2022

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Science-based ecosystem restoration for the 2020s and beyond (publication) Four questions, five messages and six fronts for action on ecosystem restoration | IUCN (web story) How to organize restoration from the grassroots - IUCN Community Organizing Toolkit on Ecosystem Restoration (new publication) UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website

Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

IUCN's work on the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework First draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Post-2020 global biodiversity framework (issues brief)


Work @ IUCN CEC - Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds and Outdoor Learning Resilience Fund: Supporting community responses to organized crime - Resilience Fellowship 2022 Currently running tenders

Online Learning and Webinars

Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF) - Investing for Ocean Impact, Podcast Reverse the Red - Conservation Funding for Local Action and Impact IUCN - Save Our Species IUCN - Papaco - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Future Learn - IUCN Red List of Ecosystems CEM - Dialogues - Ecosystem Restoration SSC - ReversetheRed WCEL - Law and Environment Lectures CEC - #NatureForAll - Discovery Zone Online Resources The Smithsonian Science Education Center - Distance Learning.


Latest IUCN Publications

Subscribe to IUCN Newsletters IUCN Blog - Crossroads - Latest blog - To save our planet, let’s embrace nature-positive solutions IUCN SULi Digest - May-September 2021

Conservation Tools

Conservation Tools

IUCN Red List of Ecosystems The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems is a tool to assess the conservation status of ecosystems. It is based on scientific criteria for performing evidence-based analyses of the risk of ecosystem collapse. These include changes in geographical distribution, and the degradation of the key processes and components of ecosystems. Video: IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: From Idea to Impact

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