Welcome to the bi-weekly digest for IUCN Members and IUCN Commission members.
Message from the Director General
We just marked two key celebrations.
The first was Stockholm+50, which commemorated multilateral environmentalism over five decades. I represented IUCN at the official ceremonies in the Swedish capital, and reminded global leaders that urgent and bold action is needed to truly achieve sustainability (pictured).
The second event, World Environment Day, came immediately afterwards – and inspired us through the same theme as the conference which founded UNEP 50 years ago: ‘Only One Earth’. You can read my statement on both events here.
This week, I have taken advantage of being in this part of the world to meet with Members, donors and partners in Finland, Norway, and Denmark.
IUCN News pages IUCN Director General's Statement on Stockholm+50 and World Environment Day 2nd Asia Parks Congress calls for ambitious, fair and effective nature conservation IUCN launches new call for proposals for Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants German Development Cooperation provides an additional €12.5 million in funding for IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme Ethiopia mobilizes leaders and policy makers to mainstream biodiversity TFCA Financing Facility hands over Covid-19 response grants to SADC TFCAs Regional cooperation on electricity trade Journalists as Advocates for Nature Meet inspiring PANORAMA Solution Providers: Rodrigue MOURBARE SALI, Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, Cameroon RECONECT: Upscaling Nature-based Solutions IAIA'22: Building trust and engagement through impact assessment IUCN receives the IAIA Global Award IUCN 2021 Annual Report published IUCN Youth Strategy 2022-2030 published
Fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nairobi, Kenya, 21-26 June 2022. IUCN Position Paper
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
IUCN Position Paper for the fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework,taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from21-26 June 2022.
BIODEV2030 - Inspiring national action
To help halt nature loss, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD)-funded BIODEV2030 project aims to mainstream biodiversity into development in 16 countries. IUCN and WWF are working with local partners to establish national dialogues and foster ambitious, voluntary commitments for biodiversity in key economic sectors. This section will feature updates on this work. To kick-off, read more about a recent multi-stakeholder dialogue in Ethiopia here. For more information about this project, visit the website.
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
How to organize restoration from the grassroots - IUCN Community Organizing Toolkit on Ecosystem Restoration (new publication) Science-based ecosystem restoration for the 2020s and beyond (publication) UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website
Work @ IUCN Open call for RISE proposals to address gender-based violence and environment linkages - 2022 Call for solutions on Wildlife Health and Zoonotic Disease Risk Reduction Call for Solutions on Tourism Best Practices A Challenge to Reimagine Conservation in 2022 Currently running tenders
Online Learning and Webinars
2022 RedList trainer course - Become a certified RedList trainer IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force Briefing Paper - Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Coexistence Learning in Practice Webinar Series: Engagement and Ethics of Working with Communities 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. Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence Case Studies