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
IUCN NL helps businesses to develop projects that reduce climate-related risks in their value chains.
IUCN NL works on the restoration of vulnerable and damaged ecosystems.
Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is the practice of using natural ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate.
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.
The climate instrument REDD+ reduces emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.