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Message from the Director General
We just ended the inaugural IUCN Leaders Forum: Building nature-positive economies and societies in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. It was a success with 400 in-person participants. At the Forum, leaders from government, private sector, and civil society moved concretely towards a nature-positive framework (photo by Jeju Province-Ministry of Environment ROK-IUCN). This will be fundamental to achieving a world in harmony with nature. You can find the outcomes document on our website, here. I would like to thank our host partners and Members – the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, who played a key role in organising and supporting the Forum, as well as all our sponsors.
We must now use the momentum from Jeju to drive us through the upcoming marathon of COPs. IUCN will participate in the Ramsar COP14, the UNFCCC COP27, the CITES COP19, and of course – the CBD COP15. And I know that we will have a strong presence in all of these COPs because you, dear Members, will be there with us. I look forward to waving the flag of IUCN high with you over the next two months and beyond.
IUCN invited to join launch of UNEP report on Sports
Sports for Nature sets the baseline for new framework
Earlier this month, IUCN announced an exciting new partnership with Sails of Change, to support a new Sports for Nature project. On 2 November, IUCN and its Members are invited to attend the online launch of a new UNEP report exploring this theme. The UNEP report helps set the baseline for the new Sports for Nature Framework, which IUCN is developing with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Olympic Committee and UNEP, in consultation with sports organisations. To participate in the launch event, hosted by Loughborough University, please register via the booking form. For more information about the project, please contact the IUCN Coordinator for Sports for Nature at: Leigh-Ann.Hurt@iucn.org
5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) 3-9 February 2023
UNESCO 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, postponed until further notice. The publication of official documents, including IUCN recommendations, will be established by UNESCO in accordance with the Rules of Procedure at the appropriate time.
Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
BIODEV2030 – Inspiring national action
As part of BIODEV2030, stakeholders in the Republic of Guinea participated in two-day workshop this month to discuss commitments for biodiversity conservation and strategies for mobilising the forestry, agriculture and mining sectors. Read more…
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Online Learning and Webinars
Webinar – Community-led management of wildlife impacts,27 October 2022, 1pm UK time. Register here.
Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF) – Investing for Ocean Impact, Podcast
IUCN Webinar Series – The last sprint to COP 15
GBV-ENV Center webinar: Engaging men and boys to address GBV in coastal biodiversity management
2022 RedList trainer course – Become a certified RedList trainer
IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force Briefing Paper – Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Coexistence I
UCN – Papaco (IUCN Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation) – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
Future Learn – IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
SSC – ReversetheRed
The Smithsonian Science Education Center – Distance Learning.
IUCN SSC CPSG training opportunities (Conservation Planning Specialist Group – Species Survival Commission)
Register for forthcoming Species Conservation Planning training from CPSG:
Facilitating Species Conservation Planning Workshops in-person training (SECAM, Seville, Spain, 7-11 November 2022)
Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis online course (24 October-16 December 2022)
Ex situ Conservation Assessment online course (Self-paced, start date 10th October 2022)
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