Preparation of the World Conservation Congress (IUCN)

11 June 2020 to 19 June 2020

Preparation of the World Conservation Congress (IUCN)
Information about the congress can be found on the website:
Opening Ceremony and Opening Reception: June 11, 2020
Forum: from June 12 to 15. Members' meeting: from 16 to 19 June. 19 June: closing ceremony
Facts and figures on the 2016 Congress
This congress takes place every 4 years.
- 1,380 sessions More than 10,000 participants from 180 countries
- 121 Resolutions, Recommendations and other decisions
- 21,000 press articles on the Congress throughout the event
- More than 1,300 registered participants under 35 years of age
- A potential reach of 75 million people on social networks
- 100% of carbon emissions offset and ISO20121 certification sustainable event
For the first time, in 2020, a part will be open to the general public: 100,000 visitors are expected.
The 2020 Congress is a stopover on the road to COP 15, which will take place in China at the end of 2020.
7 themes for the 2020 Congress
- Managing landscapes and territories for nature and humans
- Conserving fresh water for life
- Restoring the health of the oceans
- Accelerate mitigation and adaptation to address climate change
- Supporting rights and ensuring effective and equitable governance
- Optimize economic and financial systems for sustainability
- Advancing knowledge, learning, innovation and technology
5 objectives
Demonstrate that nature protection produces results (present successes)
Strengthen the mobilization of future generations of leaders
Catalyze action and transformative initiatives
Mobilizing IUCN as a whole
Integrate and generalize nature protection

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