Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak

A nominee for IUCN President

Razan is seeking nominations for IUCN President. She is fully supported by the government of the United Arab Emirates – the country in which she leads the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. She has the experience and capacity to lead the IUCN, together with its members, into a new era of effective and impactful nature conservation.

Razan’s Vision for IUCN

While IUCN is a conservation organization, the Union must continue to support sustainable development. IUCN should strive for a world in which all people have a quality of life that gives them both dignity and opportunities, but within the ecological limits of our planet. IUCN’s science-based approach and its diverse membership enable it to rise above the polarization of ideas and opinions that so often prevent progress.

The IUCN’s reputation, legitimacy and effectiveness stem from its diverse membership including states, government agencies, NGOs and indigenous groups; and from the unparalleled expertise of its six Commissions. The conservation of nature can only be successful when we work together to tackle the challenges we face, and IUCN is all about working together. We must act together now to save the planet, with all its species and ecosystems, for tomorrow.

 

“If elected, I would strive to bring future-oriented and innovative leadership that is inclusive of all generations, backgrounds and cultures. We will work together across boundaries to define the governance, strategies and measures of success at the IUCN.”

“We must work together across all the Union’s constituencies to demonstrate an undivided commitment to success.”

“Experience has shown me the power of being open to new ideas and approaches, as well as the importance of listening to everyone’s needs and aspirations, including listening to the needs of nature. We face huge challenges. We do not have luxury of time. As a Union, we need to focus on results and be solutions-oriented and to take on these challenges immediately and effectively for the generations to come.”

 

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Statement as Candidate for IUCN President

Statement as Candidate for IUCN President

While IUCN is a conservation organization, the Union must continue to support sustainable development. IUCN should strive for a world in which all people have a quality of life that gives them both dignity and opportunities, but within the ecological limits of our planet. IUCN’s science-based approach and its diverse membership enable it rise above the polarization of ideas and opinions that so often prevent progress.

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