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1 09:15-10:30 Nature - Based Solutions to Development Needs

2 WHO WE ARE Founded in 1948, IUCN is the world s largest global environmental organization. A unique democratic Union with more than 1,200 State and NGO Member organizations in 160 countries. The leading provider of the latest knowledge about biodiversity, with more than 11,000 experts and scientists. The only environmental organisation with official Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly. Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 2

3 WHO WE ARE Founded in 1948, IUCN is the world s largest global environmental organization. A unique democratic Union with more than 1,200 State and NGO Member organizations in 160 countries. The leading provider of the latest knowledge about biodiversity, with more than 11,000 experts and scientists. The only environmental organisation with official Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly. Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 2

4 OUR UNION Council Regional & National Committees Members Commissions Steering Committees & Specialist Groups Secretariat Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 3

5 OUR MISSION Influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. IUCN s work is supported by 900 staff in 45 offices. Our headquarters are located near Geneva, Switzerland. Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 4

6 Working for Nature and for People IUCN Programme : A just world that values and conserves nature for the benefit of people and nature A framework for Nature-based solutions for a sustainable future Solutions to the challenges of climate change food and energy security and economic and social development require healthy and functional ecosystems Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 5

7 Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges Respect and reinforce communities rights Cost-effective Sustainable Measurable Verifiable Replicable Simple Biodiversity benefits Healthy, diverse, well-managed ecosystems Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 6

8 Natural Resource Governance Framework: Effectiveness, rights, equity and benefits IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: measures extinction risk Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs): Sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity Human Dependency on Nature: values nature s contribution to people s livelihoods IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: measures risk of collapse World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA): sites with protected status Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 7

9 Nature-based Solutions to global challenges applied to the real world Forest a solution to poverty, hunger, climate change, security Protected areas a solution to water and food security and climate change mitigation Nature-based solution to Water supply Oceans for food, energy security and climate change Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 8

10 Nature-based approach in the Sustainable Development Goals Nature-based solutions to water, food and energy security to disaster risk reduction to climate change adaptation to Development Nature integrated in all SDGs Building on previous commitments: Aichi Biodiversity Targets and other Effective and equitable Governance mechanism Simple targets and strong indicators to monitor progress Nature- Based Solutions Capital Social Existing Solutions Technology Political Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 9

11 The world needs Sustainable Development Goals that put nature at the centre. Thank you! Nature - Based Solutions To Development Needs 10

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