Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 13 Climate Action
Established in: 1985
Registration Law: International NGO
Themes & Interventions: Environment Protection, Conservation
What We Do: Awareness Raising, Advocacy, Research
Head Office at Islamabad
F 7/4, Islamabad
Goal 13 Climate Action
IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.
IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.
Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.
IUCN in Pakistan
Pakistan's wide variety of ecosystems and habitats range from the Arabian Sea in the south to the second highest peak in the world, K-2, in the north, all hosting a broad diversity of species. Four of these ecosystems are considered some of the most biologically outstanding ecoregions in the world.
The IUCN Pakistan country office was established in 1985 and has been an important contributor to environmental work in the country at both policy and community levels, working toward sustainable development.
At present, our programmes in Pakistan focus on biodiversity conservation, particularly in the country’s coastal and forest areas, and addressing ongoing challenges to ecosystems and biodiversity preservation, especially in the face of climate change impacts. Work in the country is delivered with a major thrust toward building strong and lasting partnerships with the public sector on new environmental initiatives.
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