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The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is an international non-profit environmental advocacy organization with over 700,000 members and a staff of 1,200 scientists, economists, lawyers, policy experts, and advocates. EDF’s mission is to “build a healthy and just environment for all.”

EDF works on a wide range of environmental issues, including climate change, energy, pollution, and wildlife conservation. The organization uses its science, economics, and law expertise to develop innovative solutions to environmental problems and to advocate for policies that protect the environment.

EDF is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest and largest environmental organization. IUCN is a non-governmental organization that brings together governments, scientists, and non-governmental organizations to develop and implement policies to conserve nature.

EDF and IUCN work together on a number of projects, including:

  • Developing standards for sustainable forest management
  • Protecting endangered species
  • Reducing pollution
  • Promoting renewable energy

EDF and IUCN share a common goal of protecting the environment for future generations. By working together, they can achieve more than either organization could on its own.

Here are some specific examples of how EDF and IUCN have worked together:

  • In 2008, EDF and IUCN co-authored a report on the impacts of climate change on forests. The report found that climate change is already having a significant impact on forests, and that these impacts are likely to worsen in the future. The report called for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to protect forests.
  • In 2010, EDF and IUCN co-sponsored a workshop on the sustainable management of marine protected areas. The workshop brought together experts from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing marine protected areas in a way that is both effective and sustainable.
  • In 2012, EDF and IUCN co-launched the Clean Energy Finance Network. The network is a partnership of financial institutions, governments, and non-governmental organizations that is working to increase investment in clean energy projects.

EDF and IUCN are committed to working together to protect the environment for future generations. By sharing their expertise and resources, they can achieve more than either organization could on its own.