Global Policy

IUCN participates in multilateral processes and international environmental forums to provide policy and technical advice to key stakeholders, associating extensive on-the-ground experience and scientific expertise

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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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  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    IUCN advises in-danger status for Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago World Heritage site

    18.06.2018

    Uncontrolled development, unsustainable fisheries and invasive species threaten Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which recommends placing the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

  • Summer mountain pasture in the Pyrenees; sustainable grazing can help conserve healthy, biodiverse soils Summer mountain pasture in the Pyrenees; sustainable grazing can help conserve healthy, biodiverse soils  Photo: Myrabella CC3.0

    To feed future generations, countries must invest in living soils

    15.06.2018

    Governments should invest in healthy, living soils by channelling agricultural subsidies towards sustainable farming methods. If done right, agriculture can conserve the diversity of species found in soils, helping halt land degradation and desertification....

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

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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....
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