11-19 June 2020, Marseille, France : The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Congress 2020
The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 will take place 11–19 June in Marseille, France, under the theme ‘One nature, one future’. The theme reflects the need for healthy nature as a prerequisite for achieving the vision of a just and sustainable world.
At the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, policy and business leaders will come together with top scientists and civil society, indigenous and youth organisations to drive worldwide conservation action and inform new global targets to curb the accelerating loss of biodiversity under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2020 in Kunming, China.
Background on the IUCN Congress:
• Largest regularly-held conservation event in the world
• Held every 4 years
• More than 10,000 participants, including Heads of State, CEOs and civil society leaders, attended the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress
• Builds consensus among IUCN’s more than 1300 Member organisations
• IUCN Members include civil society organisations and over 200 government agencies from 173 countries
• In 2 parts: a 4-day open debate called The Forum and the 5-day decision-making Members’ Assembly