Visualizations as a tool to increase community engagement in climate change adaptation decision-making

By Meredith DeCock-Caspell, IUCN CEM Young Professional. As coastal zones become increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, many communities become paralyzed with how to move forward. Planning to adapt will not get you anywhere. Maintaining the status quo…

Experience at IUCN Headquarters to work on Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)

By Claire Pedrot, IUCN CEM Young Professional. In 2014, after a few years in Canada (I'm French), the opportunity to work at IUCN Headquarters for a 3-month maternity leave replacement occurred. I was fortunate enough to stay there longer, a…

Maka Ump Dehe: Cloud Forest Ecosystem Management for the rescue of the Pantepec River and culture

By Angel Daen Morales Garcia, IUCN CEM Young Professional. Indigenous region of the Sierra Otomí-Tepehua, is in the Sierra Madre Oriental in the northeastern state of Hidalgo in Mexico. Pollution, deforestation, unsustainable management of ecosystems, and the desertification severely affect…

Nature-based Solutions – New Global Standards

By Deepu Sivadas, Co-Lead, IUCN CEM Young Professionals Network. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are increasingly accepted and being implemented to address our societal challenges related with Climate Change, Disaster Risk, Water Security, Food Security, Human Health and Socioeconomic Development. After a…

Two day National Workshop on Conservation and Management of Urban Wetland

By Sonia Kumari, IUCN CEM Young Professional. Wetlands are one of the world’s most productive ecosystems and play a pivotal role in ecological and economic wellbeing benefits. The ecological role of these wetlands is being undervalued, resulting in widespread loss…

Nature-based Solutions in Peru: Challenges and opportunities for the cities of the country

By Diego Alonso Portugal Del Pino, Co-Lead, IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group. Spanish version of this post can be read here. In 2015, together with colleagues from different fields of study, we decided to create an NGO Ficus Peru,…