IUCN decisions tighten ‘no go’ for protected areas and other important sites for biodiversity

iucn-decision-tighten-no-go-sep-2016-cover“IUCN decision tighten ‘no go’ for protected areas and other important sites of biodiversity”

In this short briefing we analyse and interpret what IUCN’s decisions on ‘no go’, made at the World Conservation Congress in 2016, means for business.

At the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i this September, IUCN members called for a halt to industrial developments that could negatively affect any protected area or key biodiversity area. For industry, the best counter-argument to blanket ‘no go’ provisions is to demonstrate with real examples that a case-by-case precautionary risk-management approach can achieve better conservation outcomes.