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The International Union for Conservation of Nature helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN pioneered nature-based solutions at the UN climate negotiations. IUCN believes that it should be the basis to mitigate and adapt to climate change, secure water, food and energy supplies, reduce poverty and drive economic growth. Around the world IUCN works with governments, the private sector and communities to put the latest science and knowledge into practice. IUCN also helps to restore forests, rivers and wetlands, and bring our oceans back to life.

New partnership to help species impacted by climate change
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) has become a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change. A crucial partnership has been established between the Foundation and the Climate Change Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission. The group, which consists of more than twenty leading scientists around the world, works to find ways of improving conservation actions for species impacted by climate change. Learn more about this programme.
Capacity Enhancement to Integrate Ecosystem-based Adaptation into Sub-national Development Planning in Lao PDR (CEEbA)
CEEbA intends to strengthen the climate change-related institutional, policy and regulatory framework in Lao PDR, by building the capacities of administrative institutions to integrate climate change and climate risks into development planning using an ecosystem-based approach (EbA-type). The approach is to be piloted in the Northern Lao provinces of LuangPrabang, Phongsaly and Houaphanh province and will focus on the NAPA sectors agriculture, forestry, water and food and nutrition security.


The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)