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Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
A corporate programme of the GEF implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Reduced vulnerability and increased adaptative capacity of communities and disable persons to manage the additional risks of climate change. The partnerships will achieve its goals and objectives through the implementation of a portfolio of CBA projects in all participating SIDS countries. The selection and implementation of specific micro-projects in each country will be guided by an SGP Country Programme Strategy, UN Human Rights Approach and other multi-lateral agreements especially the CBD convection on the conservation of biodiversity. The partnerships will contribute to the SD of SIDS b...[more]

Partners
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN) through the Global Partnerships for Small Islands Developing States (GLIPSA), and Disability Rights Fund (DRF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Bicycles for Capitals (BfC)

The project through partnership will promote the productive use of bicycles to decrease vehicle congestion in the capitals, reduce reliance on fossil fuel in the transport sector, improve and promote healthy lifestyle that will contribute in the reduction of NCDs and empower youths through employment opportunities. This will also contribute to a reduced carbon footprint.

Partners
Pacific Community (SPC), Government; IUCN, Youth groups, Private Sector, Life Cycle Pacific Task Force and Development Partners.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Blue Carbon Initiative

The initiative aims at achieving the following overall targets by 2025:- Reversing the current trend of the degradation of marine and coastal habitats and maintaining the amount of carbon sequestration;- Significantly increasing the area of Blue Carbon ecosystems under effective ecosystem-based management; and- Mobilising US$40 million for protecting and rehabilitating coastal and marine habitats, thus enhancing their capacity for carbon storage and sequestration.(source: http://www.unep.org/ecosystemmanagement/Portals/7/Documents/factsheets/BlueCarbonInitiativeFactSheet.pdf)

Partners
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Conservation International International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) Fundacao Universidade Federa...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate change mitigation through sustainable management of coastal ecosystems

International policy and financing processes under the UNFCCC encompass and enable coastal ecosystem-based mitigation activities. The area of mangroves, seagrass beds and tidal wetlands under sustainable management for climate change mitigation is increased in five developing countries, and greenhouse gas balance and other ecosystem services are consistently quantified and valued using standardized methodologies.

Partners
UNEP, GRID-Arendal, UNEP-WCMC, IOC of UNESCO, IUCN, Academic Institutions, NGOs
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Ecosystems-based Adaptation (EBA) Programme

The outcome of this commitment is countries having improved integration of climate change responses into national development processes by incorporating Ecosystem-based Approaches to Adaptation into development planning and policymaking. This includes increasing the access of communities to relevant climate change assessments and information for decision-making and long-term planning.

Partners
UNDP, IUCN
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
GEF International Waters: Learning Exchange and Resource Network (GEF IW:LEARN)

IW:LEARN is the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network. The IW:LEARN project was established to strengthen transboundary water management around the globe by collecting and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions to common problems across the GEF International Waters portfolio. It promotes learning among project managers, country official, implementing agencies, and other partners.

Partners
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO IOC), GRID-Arendal, Conservation International (CI), The Global Water Partnership (GWP), The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), The International Riv...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
German Strategic Cooperation with SIDS on Biodiversity and Forestry

Over the last years Germany has significantly stepped up its commitment for biodiversity and has more than doubled finical support for developing countries in this regard. In 2013 Germany has provided over 500 Mi for the protection of forests and other ecosystems worldwide. German development cooperation thereby supports all three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity in order to protect biodiversity and at the same time foster sustainable development. Since 2008, the German International Climate Initiative (IKI) has also been financing climate and biodiversity projects in devel...[more]

Partners
In Particular: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Secretariat of the Pacific Commission (SPC), CCCCC, Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), The Nature Conservancy, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT), CfRN-Coalition for Rainforest Nations, Worldwatch Institute, IUCN Oceania Regional Office, United Nations Environment Programme, Mun...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network

In 1995, the International Coral Reef Initiaitve called on many nations to commit to increasing research and monitoring of coral reefs in order to provide the data needed to inform policies of nations to sustain coral reefs and to strengthen management. Global reef monitoring was a major theme when ICRI was launched during the United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States in Barbados in 1994. It was during this time that the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) was established to support ICRI’s Call to Action and Framework for Action.Tod...[more]

Partners
United States Department of State, IUCN, National Oceanic and Atmosferic Administration, UNEP, the Netherlands
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) for the SIDS: GFCS-SIDS

Launched in 2009, the Global Framework for Climate Services is a global partnership of governments and organizations that produce and use climate information and services. GFCS aims to enable society to manage better the risk and opportunities arising from climate variability and change especially for those who are the most vulnerable to climate related hazards by developing and incorporating science-based climate information into planning, policy and practice.

Partners
International Organizations: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Uni...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)

Led by the Presidents of Palau and Seychelles, the Prime Minister of Grenada and the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Global Island Partnership promotes action to build resilient and sustainable island communities by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration. It is a partnership for all islands, regardless of size or political status, to take greater action to conserve and sustainably utilize invaluable island natural resources that support people, culture and livelihoods around the world.

Partners
Leaders = Palau, Grenada, Seychelles, Association of Overseas Countries and Territories, Secretariat for Convention on Biodiversity, Hawai’i Green Growth, Indian Ocean Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Italy, Micronesia Conservation Trust, Seychelles,Silver Mountain Solutions, Rare, The Nature Conservancy, Taiwan (Province of China), and UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme. S...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Oceans

• To bring together and mobilize all oceans stakeholders around shared goals.• To tackle documented problems of overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss.

Partners
IOC; GEF; FAO; IUCN; the World Bank; UNEP Grid Arendal; UNEP Regional Seas Programme; UNDP.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.

Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainab...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Heritage strengthening in the Pacific

Strengthening of human resources through strategic and innovative capacity building initiatives within and outside of the Pacific region in order to create a pool of experts, as well as well informed and engaged decision makers to improve capacities for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, particularly the Pacific World Heritage Action Plan.

Partners
Pacific Heritage Hub, University of the South Pacific, SPREP, SPC, UNESCO, IUCN, ICOMOS, UNESCO WHITRAP (China), UNESCO CRIHAP (China), UNESCO ICHCAP (Korea), UNESCO SID's World Heritage Programe. UNESCO ICRI (Japan) IUCN CEESP Theme on Culture and Conservation, UNEP.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership

The Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership is a first-of-its-kind, multi-stakeholder partnership of Governments, Private Sectors, NGOs and CSOs.LEAP guiding principles include: global, inclusive, consensus, transparency, scientific, comprehensive, continuous improvement and adoption. Objective: To build global consensus on science-based methodology, indicators and databases for understanding the environmental performance of livestock supply chains in order to shape evidence-based policy measures and business strategies. Vision: To support the transition towards m...[more]

Partners
Countries: France, The Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, Nigeria. Private sector: International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF); European Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry (FEDIOL); International Meat Secretariat (IMS); International Egg Commission (IEC); International Poultry Council (IPC); International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH); International Dairy Federation...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

To establish a marine park that will provide a framework to promote sustainable development by balancing economic growth interests such as tourism, fishing and deep-sea mining, with conserving core biodiversity and natural assets, in the ocean, reefs and islands

Partners
Office of the Prime MInister, National Environment Service, Marae Moana Establishment Trust, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Ministry of Marine Resources, Seabed Minerals Authority, Infrastructure Cook Islands, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, House of Ariki and Koutu Nui (traditional leaders), Te Ipukarea Society (Cook Islands Environmental NGO), Oceans 5, Conservation International...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Mission Blue – SIDS Hope Spots Initiative

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence and Founder of Mission Blue, will invite SIDS leaders to nominate areas within their national jurisdiction as well as contiguous to their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs )as “Hope Spots” for maintaining and restoring ocean health. Please find information about “Hope Spots” at this link on our website: http://mission-blue.org/hope-spots-new/ Mission Blue, Google, IUCN and SIDS DOCK will assist countries nominating areas with training in the use of Google Earth and Maps and content development in these tools in at least ...[more]

Partners
Sylvia Earle Alliance (Mission Blue) & partners; partners participating, Google, IUCN, SIDS DOCK
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Biosphere Reserves Network: A tool for Exchange and Cooperation

The dialogue is an existing partnership focusing on biodiversity for sustainable development to be recognised and showcased during the third SIDS Conference. The UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) have adopted years ago an inclusive and holistic approach towards sustainable development, notably through Biosphere Reserves. Biosphere Reserves, living and learning laboratories for sustainable development, are sites established by countries and recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme to promote sustainable development...[more]

Partners
UNDP, SPREP, IUCN, WWF, Jeju Korea, Pacific SIDS
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Mangroves Initiative

The Pacific Mangroves Initiative (PMI) is a partnership-based initiative promoting investment and action for sustainable mangrove futures in the Pacific Islands.

Partners
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, WWF-SPPO, the United Nations Development Programme, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

The Partnership has as its overarching goal to mobilize global support to reduce the growth of GHG emissions generated by land transport in developing countries by promoting more sustainable, low carbon transport. Transport in developing countries is the one of the largest, and fastest growing, source of GHG emissions. Transport related CO2 emissions are expected to increase 57% worldwide in the period 2005 ? 2030, and it is estimated that transport (passenger and freight) in developing countries will contribute about 80 percent of this increase. At the same time transport is largely missi...[more]

Partners
Major Groups: International Association for Public Transport (UITP) (Belgium) Transport and Environment (T+E) (Belgium) Believe Sustainability (Brazil) China Urban Transport Research Centre (CUSTReC) (China) International Union of Railways (UIC) (France) VEOLIA Transport (France) World Streets (France) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH/ German Technical Coope...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
The SEED Initiative: Supporting Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

The SEED Initiative inspires, supports and researches exceptional, entrepreneurial, nascent, multi-stakeholder partnerships for locally-led sustainable development . The initiative focuses on 'business as unusual' - innovative action delivering real solutions through project cooperation among small and large businesses, local and international NGOs, women's groups, labour organisations, public authorities and UN agencies, and others working in the field of sustainable development. The SEED Initiative aims to: support outstanding and innovative start-up entrepreneurs working in partnership in ...[more]

Partners
Governments: Government of Germany - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety Government of India - Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of Netherlands - Ministry for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Government of Norway - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of South Africa - Department of Science & Technology Government of Spain - Min...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals