The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of over 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. The union’s experts are organised into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.
By facilitating these solutions, IUCN provides governments and institutions at all levels with the impetus to achieve universal goals, including on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development, which IUCN was instrumental in defining.
Disaster Reduction Goal
The new IUCN Programme 2013-2016 highlights the need for “Deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development”. Through its work on Disaster Risk Reduction, the IUCN Ecosystem Management Programme aims to promote integration of ecosystem management, livelihoods, community vulnerability and climate change adaptation to disaster management.
Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)
IUCN reaches HFA priority 4 through various activities, including but not limited to:
- Engaging with the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (www.PEDRR.net) to promote environmental management for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable livelihoods.
- Implementing new projects to enhance DRR actions worldwide and provide support on the ground through IUCN regional offices.
- Collecting and disseminating lessons learned about projects and processes that integrate ecosystem management, sustainable livelihoods and disaster risk reduction at the regional level.
- Strengthening capacities and raising awareness through training of policy makers at national and sub-national levels.
- Raising awareness amongst policy makers and donors on the opportunities for green recovery and reconstruction.
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GP 2013 delegation
GP 2011 delegation
GP 2009 delegation
Conferences: - 6th AMCDRR
- 6th AFRP and 5th High-Level Meeting on DRR
- 2017 Global Platform
- 2019 Global Platform