IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature

 

 

Event at COP15 - - -

 

1) 'Biodiversity in Trouble: Ways Forward in the Changing Climate"

 

When: Tuesday, 15 December from 20:00 to 21:30

Where: Room Niels Bohr (room 5) Bella Centre

 

The event will highlight recent scientific findings on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and explore possible conservation solutions. The list of speakers includes: Camille Parmesan, Guy Midgley, Brendan Mackey, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Wendy Foden.

 

Key messages of the event:

· Negative impacts of climate change are already clearly apparent in most ecosystems and for a wide range of species.

· Urgent stabilization of GHG concentrations are needed to enable ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change.

· Increasing management of other pressures is essential for helping ecosystems to adapt.

· Biodiversity has a key role to play in both adaptation and mitigation solutions.

· Effectively conserving biodiversity and addressing climate change will require synergies between UNFCCC and CBD

 

Light refreshment will be provided to the participants. Please find attached the invitation with more details.

 

 

 

 

 

Recently...

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and IUCN have published a Good Practice Guide on Sustainable Forest Management: Biodiversity and Livelihoods

 

IUCN and the CBD Secretariat hope that the guide will support governments, development agencies, businesses, and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to ensure that biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction proceed concurrently, also in the context of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The guide includes references to and examples from relevant work by members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), for example the ITTO/IUCN guidelines for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests. The guide, which is part of a new CBD series on biodiversity and development, also contains a presentation template for training purposes.

 

Hard copies of the guide can be ordered free of charge from the CBD Secretariat:

More information: http://www.cbd.int/forest/

Background

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.

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