Climate, water & food

Healthy ecosystems that provide sufficient water and food are essential to sustainable development. That’s why we work to conserve these services for the future – especially in a changing climate.


Climate change undermines food and freshwater supplies

Forest and mountain ecosystems provide water to 2/3 of the global population

Around 7,000 species of plants have been used for human food since farming began




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    Climate finance

    IUCN NL helps businesses to develop projects that reduce climate-related risks in their value chains.
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    Ecosystem restoration

    IUCN NL works on the restoration of vulnerable and damaged ecosystems.
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    Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is the practice of using natural ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate.
  • Landscape

    Landscape approach

    By aligning the interests of the various stakeholders in a landscape with the carrying capacity of nature, we secure the conservation of biodiversity and the services that nature provides us.
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    The climate instrument REDD+ reduces emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.