UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. It works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet.
In 2020 a new global biodiversity framework will be agreed to replace the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. UNEP-WCMC is well placed to support govern...
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is working with the Natural Capital Finance Alliance to enable financial institutions to better understand, assess, and integrate natural capi...
Ocean+ Data is an online library that identifies 183 ocean-related resources available globally.
Illegal harvest of timber is a global threat to forests and biodiversity, and has considerable impacts on livelihoods and development. UNEP-WCMC provides support to the European Commission in mo...
UNEP-WCMC is currently working on several global coral reef projects with UN Environment Coral Reef Unit and a number of other project partners to address the conservation challenges facing cora...
The Development Corridors Partnership, led by UNEP-WCMC, is helping countries in East Africa to plan for a sustainable future.
Our 100-strong international team are recognised leaders in their field and have unrivalled understanding of the institutional landscape surrounding biodiversity policy and ecosystem management.
Climate Change and Biodiversity
Valerie leads on our work on the impacts of climate change and the role of ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition to overseeing and managing the work of the large Climate Change and Biodiversity team, her role includes overseeing the development of new projects and ideas, and liaising with counterparts in national governments, and with key collaborators, partners and funders.Discover more about Valerie Kapos >
Neil’s primary role as Chief Scientist is to develop the scientific work and profile of UNEP-WCMC with external partners interested in the conservation of nature, and the role data and analysis plays in this. He also oversees the work of the Science Programme and its staff, helps to publish leading scientific work at the science-policy interface, mentors staff in scientific delivery and ensures overall quality and scientific credibility of outputs.Discover more about Neil Burgess >
UNEP-WCMC is pleased to announce the launch of the Development Corridors Partnership, an international collaboration aimed at the sustainable growth of development corridors in East Africa.
UNEP-WCMC was pleased to welcome Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, on Friday 5 October to discuss environmental challenges at a local, national and global level.
UNEP-WCMC would like to congratulate Dr Kathy MacKinnon, a UNEP-WCMC Board Member since 2015, on being one of this year’s winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity.
UNEP-WCMC staff provide insight into Arctic work at second Arctic Biodiversity Congress.
The world needs a much more ambitious work plan to halt species loss and restore biodiversity.
Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken to protect them, new research ...