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The IUCN World Conservation Congress approaches

September 1, 2021
News item image The IUCN World Conserveration Congress features over 1300 interactive sessions on conservation and sustainable development goals and action.

The IUCN World Conservation Congress, running 3-11 September 2021 both in-person in Marseille, France, and online, is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1400+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

As a key milestone before pivotal UN conferences on biodiversity and climate in Kunming and Glasgow, the IUCN Congress will inform new global targets and actions towards a sustainable, healthy future for people and nature. The Congress will drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change and biodiversity for decades to come.

Congress registration is available for €780 in-person, while online-only registration can be purchased for €130 or for €45 for youths. The Online Pass provides access to 500+ Forum sessions, to observe the Member’s Assembly, and to all opening and closing ceremonies and summits.

Key online events on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) include:
[All event times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST = GMT+2)]

These are just a selection of many important sessions on NbS, climate, biodiversity and nature. Explore the full Congress programme online,  view the Congress schedule, and learn more on the IUCN Congress website.