The ICCF Group in the UK
ICCF-UK is a registered incorporated charity with the mission to advance British leadership in international conservation through public-private partnerships and developing the next generation of parliamentary conservation leaders.
To achieve this, ICCF-UK develops cross-party coalitions in the UK Parliament to advance domestic legislation that can impact international conservation and supports collaborative working between British parliamentarians and international legislators in pursuit of common goals.
A forum to address conservation and biodiversity issues affecting our planet.
The APPG on International Conservation provides a forum to address wildlife conservation and biodiversity issues affecting our planet, including ecosystem collapse, species extinction, land degradation, invasive species, illegal fishing, and other threats to international conservation.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Conservation
ICCF-UK is the secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on International Conservation within the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The APPG seeks to advance knowledge and support for international conservation within the British Parliament.
ICCF-UK supports the membership of the APPG by providing bespoke written briefings, as well as policy-neutral written briefings on parliamentary business relevant to international conservation.
What We Do
Additionally, it hosts a series of workshops, seminars, fact-finding missions, and inter-caucus missions and inquiries to advance knowledge and support the priorities determined by APPG members. Through the APPG, parliamentarians have built national cross-party coalitions and engaged with their counterparts all over the world to protect natural resources and biodiversity.
Successes include the signing of a UK APPG-led Declaration at the Glasgow Climate Summit by legislatures from around the world in support of Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change, and an investigation into wildlife, Covid-19, and preventing future pandemics.
ICCF-UK also identifies and establishes values-based relationships with future conservation leaders in parliament. Alumni of the APPG that have gone on to hold Ministerial positions include The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (co-founder of the APPG and Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), The Rt Hon Lord Benyon (Minister for Rural Affairs, Access to Nature and Biosecurity), and Alex Chalk (former co-chair and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice).
- Conservation finance and financing mechanisms
- Convention on Biological Diversity
- Nature-based Solutions and the road to Glasgow
- The Blue Economy
- Illegal logging and mining
- Habitat restoration
- Plastics and waste