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IUCN Digest - 2 November 2021

Welcome to the bi-weekly digest for IUCN Members and IUCN Commission members.



IUCN welcomes Uzbekistan as its newest State Member Commission Membership Renewal for 2021-2025 IUCN Congress in Marseille awarded sustainability and gender equity certification We’ve reached 1000 PANORAMA Solutions and counting! Human activity and climate change mean forests in 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites were net carbon emitters New Plastic Pollution Report shows the key drivers and magnitude of plastic leaking into the marine environment in three regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, the Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia New IUCN publication shows how protecting nature supports human development EU Parliament stands strong in support of the Farm to Fork Strategy

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 position paper IUCN work on climate change IUCN global policy Water Pavilion Water sector thirsty for change at Climate COP


IUCN Events

UNFCCC-26, 31 October - 12 November 2021, Glasgow United Kingdom Crisis Response and Recovery: Nature-Based Tourism, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods, 17-18 November 2021, Virtual Symposium 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 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

IUCN gets behnd the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: WE WILL RESTORE. IUCN Science Task Force answers our restoration questions: What is high quality ecosystem restoration? - Video - Website UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website

Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

IUCN's work on the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework Updated Zero Draft of the - Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Post-2020 global biodiversity framework (issues brief)


Work @ IUCN Currently running tenders

Online Learning and Webinars

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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