Development cooperation , 01.12.2017

IUCN-Finland Framework agreement


IUCN is a globally unique actor in the conservation of biodiversity and in enhancing nature-based solutions and good environmental management. The Framework agreement for years 2017-2020 between Finland and IUCN supports integration of environmentally sustainable development in the cooperation with the developing countries and in their development programmes, especially related to the conservation of biodiversity, mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, poverty reduction and security. Finland's general support (350 000 €/year) emphasises effective and equitable governance of the use of natural resources; developing nature-based solutions supporting sustainable economic, social and environmental development; and mitigation of and adaptation to the effects of climate change. In these priority areas special emphasis will be given to enhancing gender equality and the rights and status of women and girls, strengthening synergies between the international environment conventions in developing countries, and participation of the indigenous peoples in decision-making in matters concerning them.

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Funding decision  01.12.2017

1 400 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Aid to environment
  • Desertification
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 50%
  • Bio-diversity 40%
  • Biosphere protection 10%

Special target group

  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

International Union for Conservation of Nature



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