Despite their differences in climate, geographies and sizes, cities around the world are increasingly finding themselves in front of similar challenges – from heat stress, to flooding, disaster risk and food security. To respond to such challenges, cities have started to rethink themselves, placing nature at […]
Held for the first time in Eastern Europe, the 11th edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF) took place from 26 to 30 June 2022 in the city of Katowice, Poland, with the theme “Transforming our cities for a better urban future”. During the opening ceremony, […]
On May 31, 2022, the heads of state of the European Union discussed the European Commission’s REPowerEU plan to respond to the energy crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine. This plan provides for a massive investment in renewable energy (RE). On June 2nd in […]
Today, I had the opportunity to moderate the last session for the IUCN at the World Urban Forum. This event was organized by Urban Alliance of IUCN and the European Program Officer of Nature Based Solutions at the European Office of the IUCN. This exchange with […]
Climate change and biodiversity are the main challenges of this century. While many human activities contribute to this situation, our way of building and living in cities are the main culprits of this double-crisis. However, cities have an important role to play as ambassadors in the […]
While the World Urban Forum is going on in Katowice, the United Nations Conference on the Oceans will also be held in Lisbon from June 27 to July 1. This conference aims to provide an update on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 dedicated […]
At the UICN World Congress for Nature, the members adopted nearly 30 recommendations regarding the ocean, committed to increasing protection of the marine environment to jointly address the interconnected crises of climate and biodiversity. The UICN, with its members and experts, have an important role to […]
Today, on World Biodiversity Day, we must recognize that to safeguard the indispensable and fragile natural wealth of our planet, we must all be fully committed. As President of the French National Committee of IUCN, I can assure you that from our committee and its incredible […]
Today I had the opportunity to participate in the “Naturellement” event organised by the BioGée Federation and the city of Rouen in order to talk about nature in cities and our role in its empowerment. Nature is a richness that has been present since the origin […]
This week we had our first face-to-face meeting with the IUCN Council. This Council meeting in Switzerland has convinced me of the incredible strength of our powerful organisation and the commitment and quality of my colleagues from around the world. The environment needs our Union more […]