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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature works to promote ecosystem-based adaptation or the use of ecosystem management activities to support societal adaptation.  IUCN is working to integrate ecosystem-based adaptation into policy
frameworks from national to international levels. 

As a union, IUCN aspires to play an influential role in the shaping of new global alliances, new ways of thinking, and innovative solutions by linking the conservation with the development communities and enhancing their capacity to influence decisions and actions.

Action Pledge

The action pledge refers to the thematic area of the Nairobi work programme on Adaptation planning and practices.  In particular, IUCN pledges to:

  • Promote the development and dissemination of tools and methods for ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Implement ecosystem-based adaptation projects
  • Collect and disseminate information on ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Further communication and dialogue amidst multiple stakeholders on ecosystem-based adaptation, from national to international level

pdf-icon Action Pledge (161 kB)

Action Pledge Update (September 2009)

The following was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Developing and disseminating methods and tools
pdf-icon Developing practical toolkits in support of adaptation planning and implementation (152 kB)



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