Welcome to the bi-weekly digest for IUCN Members and IUCN Commission members.
Message from the Director General
For those who enjoy the summer vacations, I hope that you are returning rested and energised. There is a busy calendar ahead with multiple Conferences of the Parties, and many eyes are on the CBD COP15 in December.
Progress is still too slow. That is why I joined forces with 13 heads of the world’s largest nature conservation civil society organisations, sustainable business platforms, and international organisations. We signed a letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres, urging him to convene a group of global leaders at next month’s UN General Assembly. This will allow them to demonstrate their leadership and ensure a successful and ambitious outcome for the CBD COP15 negotiations. We need to prioritise the interests of our planet and humanity, and think beyond our regional and national interests.
Furthermore, in less than 2 months we will launch the first edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum, an annual series of convenings for global leaders to find solutions to international challenges. This year’s Leaders Forum (13-15 October) in Jeju, South Korea, will determine how we can build nature-positive economies and societies. The outcomes will feed into IUCN’s contributions to achieving a successful CBD COP15. As I have written to you already, I hope you will join us there. Lastly, I invite you to check our live updates to the programme
IUCN Leaders Forum: See full programme, Jeju Province, South Korea, 13-15 October 2022
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
Through BIODEV2030, IUCN is joining forces with the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) in Mozambique to accelerate voluntary private sector commitments that will help the country meet its national biodiversity goals.
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Blue Carbon Accelerator Fund – call for proposals. Project developers and entrepreneurs in the Indo-Pacific region, Click here for more information and to check eligibility. Deadline: 7 September 2022
Multi-species Program Officer. IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group. Deadline for application: 30 September 2022
Single-species Risk Assessment and Conservation Planning Program Officer. IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group. Deadline for application: 30 September 2022
IUCN Save Our Species – Calls for Proposals for Conservations Grants and Research Support Grants – Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund. Deadline: 3 October 2022
Online Learning and Webinars
Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF) – Investing for Ocean Impact, Podcast
2022 RedList trainer course – Become a certified RedList trainer
IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force Briefing Paper – Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Coexistence
Reverse the Red – Conservation Funding for Local Action and Impact
IUCN – Save Our Species
IUCN – 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 Workshop in-person training (Georgia Aquarium, USA, 19-23 September 2022)
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)