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The decisions taken by IUCN Members at the IUCN World Conservation Congress set the global conservation agenda and guide IUCN’s policy engagements at the local, national and global levels.

With the aim to integrate nature & sustainable development at all levels, IUCN's policy work focusses on 3 key areas:


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  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter

    10.01.2019

    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  • IUCN side event COP14 Photo: Boris Erg

    Is regional cooperation a good return on investment?

    10.12.2018

    Boris Erg, Director of IUCN's regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: "The message I brought along was very simple. The whole could be greater than the sum of its parts".

  • Sovi, Fiji Photo: Jörg Kretzschmar

    UN Biodiversity Conference Agrees New Conservation Designation

    30.11.2018

    A new designation, ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’, has been agreed at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt that will further advance progress towards the global biodiversity goals.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals and targets are the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and they acknowledge the critical role that a healthy environment can play in addressing current challenges including poverty, climate change, food and water security....

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.

 

Quick reads

Aimed at policy-makers and journalists, IUCN Issues Briefs provide key information on selected issues in a two-pager format.

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Invasive alien species and sustainable development

Alien or non-native species are animals, plants or other organisms introduced by humans, either intentionally or accidentally, into areas outside their natural range. Some of these species become...

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