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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 17,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

IUCN works across a wide range of themes related to conservation, environmental and ecological issues. As for climate change, IUCN assesses the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems. Through its work on ecosystem-based mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction, it also highlights the important role of nature-based solutions to climate change. It also works to ensure that climate policy and action are gender-responsive, socially inclusive and take into account to the needs of the most vulnerable.

Climate change is a cross-cutting theme that extends across multiple IUCN global and regional programmes and IUCN commissions. Among IUCN commissions, the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) promotes ecosystem-based approaches for the management of landscapes and seascapes, provides guidance and support for ecosystem-based management and promotes resilient socio-ecological systems to address global challenges. Within CEM, the Ecosystem based Adaptation and Mitigation Thematic Group addresses adaptation challenges and international and national adaptation programs.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 22 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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