Sustainability

Working together, working with business

In March 2012, IUCN Council has approved IUCN’s new Business Engagement Strategy, which applies to IUCN Secretariat and shall guide the work of the Commissions. The Strategy aims to encourage transformational and demonstrable change at the company and sectoral level in how biodiversity is valued and managed by businesses in order to conserve and restore biodiversity and to ensure that biodiversity benefits are shared equitably.

Tackling the ecosystem challenge – business solutions for a sustainable world

There is a strong business case for action on ecosystems. Effectively managing ecosystem related risks and opportunities can make companies more competitive, resilient to shocks, agile in a fast-changing world, more likely to attract and hold customers, and can also help improve their relations with banks, insurers, etc. Companies are consequently more active on the subject, and are implementing solutions on the ground that aim to respond to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s global biodiversity targets.

Coastal and Marine Issues in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

ESPAÑOL ABAJO

This activity will have two sessions:

1. Strengthening youth voices in marine conservation: Supporting the development of local leadership and triggering action for a sustainable future. 11:00 – 12:00

This activity will have the participation of young people from coastal communities in Mexico and Central America. They are linked to fishing and will present their opinions and experiences in subjects such as:

Religious leaders: faith, ethics and human behaviour – the role of religion and values in conservation and climate advocacy

The challenges to the Earth, as a result of human behaviour, population growth, and distorted access to resources and wealth have never been so acute or troubling. scientists have been called on by the United Nations to explain the implications of our behaviour in terms of modelling climate changes, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. Yet with this information, the UN system is unable to turn around the drivers behind these phenomena – drivers which are found within human will and intention.

From Competition to Collaboration between Agriculture and Conservation: moving toward convergence between agro-ecology and conservation biology

Agriculture has become the single largest driver of environmental change in the Anthropocene and is taking us across several planetary boundaries for humanity’s safe operating space. In addition to conserving biodiversity in protected areas we need the spaces in between to be more friendly to species of all kinds. The session will present opportunities for convergent visions and strategies between the agricultural and conservation communities.

A Dialogue Among Philanthropic Leaders on Emerging Environmental Trends

Organized together with the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD), this session will gather the leaders of key environmental philanthropies from around the world to discuss how the foundations and philanthropists are viewing the threats and opportunities and the ways that they are planning to invest in sustaining global biodiversity and environmental services for human well-being.

Moderated by Lynn Lohr, Executive Director of the CGBD, confirmed speakers include:

Green Growth and Gender: Woman’s Role in Sustainable Production and Consumption

A gender perspective plays a decisive role in the terms of green growth strategy, which is aiming at the sustainable development through economic development with environmental conservation.
By integrating a gender perspective, this article discusses some essential questions to the green growth, as a sustainable and gender-equal development strategy.

DMZ´s biodiversity and its future

BACKGROUND

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a military buffer zone in the middle of the Korean Peninsula, was formed as a result of the Armistice Agreement on July 27 1953, which ended the Korean War (1950-1953). Due to the long and strong fortification against human access, the Korean DMZ and its adjacent areas now became rich habitats for a variety of plant and animal species and an important nature conservation agenda of the South Korean government.

Applying the Red List to Earth´s Surface

This workshop showcases a means of spatially operationalizing the IUCN Red List and demonstrates how new protected areas are being established based on Red List data.

Biodiversity and the Corporate Role (KOC official session)

The international society is making various efforts to enhance ´the resilience of nature´ and create a sustainable future. The corporate sector has also been involved in biodiversity conservation activities to respond to future environmental challenges and strengthen their environmental competitiveness. This workshop expects to share best practices of how global companies contribute to WCC´s topic of resilience and environmental conservation.

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