Welcome to the IUCN SSC Climate Change Specialist Group

The key objectives of this group are to design a strategy to help the SSC respond to climate change impacts, develop the ongoing work on species' susceptibility to climate change into IUCN guidelines to inform conservation actions, provide information and recommendations about enhancing species climate change, with a view to ensuring that biodiversity concerns remain central and promote coordination of climate change responses between SSC Specialist Groups, SSC partner organizations and other IUCN Program areas.

The Aims of this specialist group are:

Challenges:

While the group has only recently been established, we see that a key challenge is to ensure coordination of climate change responses between  SSC Specialist Groups, SSC Partner Organizations and other IUCN program areas.

Future goals:

  • Design a strategy to help the SSC respond to climate change impacts.
  • Develop the ongoing work on species’ vulnerability to climate change into IUCN guidelines to inform conservation actions.
  • Develop a IUCN Best Practices on Species Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation for use by the IUCN membership.
  • Keep under constant review the overall IUCN Program of Work on climate change, with a view to ensuring that biodiversity concerns remain central.