Gracy adheres to the philosophy of the IUCN

 

Gracy's Vision is a just world that values and conserves nature.

Gracy's Mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies  to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

 

 

What does IUCN do?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN, Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), in French) is an international organization dedicated to finding “pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges”. The organization publishes the IUCN Red List, compiling information from a network of conservation organizations to rate which species are most endangered.

 

Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. We demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges: tackling climate change, achieving sustainable energy, improving human well-being and building a green economy.

To deliver conservation and sustainability at both the global and local level, IUCN builds on its strengths in the following areas:

  • Science – 11,000 experts setting global standards in their fields, for example, the definitive international standard for species extinction risk – the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.

  • Action – hundreds of conservation projects all over the world from the local level to those involving several countries, all aimed at the sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources.

  • Influence – through the collective strength of more than 1,200 government and non-governmental Member organizations, IUCN influences international environmental conventions, policies and laws.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network, the headquarters located in Gland, near Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Priority Areas

Conserving biodiversity and ensuring that any use of biological resources is sustainable are central to the mission of IUCN. The IUCN demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges: tackling global warming, achieving sustainable energy, improving human well-being and building a green economy.

 

How the IUCN conducts their business is how we conducts ours.

We recognize that to maintain our reputation we must demonstrate from the highest levels of the organization:

  • integrity and ethical behavior  

  • a commitment to competence

  • fair, inclusive and transparent decision making

  • clear responsibilities and accountabilities for achieving the Mission, responding to stakeholders, caring for staff and conducting business with stakeholders and suppliers

  • equality, inclusiveness and respect for the diversity of people

  • environmental responsibility

We recognize that these principles and values underpin and exemplify good governance and good management, and we strive to achieve these by: defining shared principles, policies and practices; enhancing transparency and accountability both internally and externally; encouraging open and transparent communication with stakeholders, and improving our performance and effectiveness as an organization.

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