The World Conservation Congress

A NEW STEP AFTER THE PARIS AGREEMENT

The IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in Parc Chanot, Marseille between 11-19 June 2020, is a decisive meeting to accelerate French public policies and raise awareness about nature conservation and biodiversity.

Leading up to the 15th Conference of Parties (COP) at the Convention on Biological Diversity (China, 2020), this event constitutes a unique opportunity to reinforce national and international action for the preservation of biodiversity.

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE

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

Created March the 5th 1948 in Fontainebleau, France, it has become the world authority regarding the state of the natural world and the measures necessary to safeguard it: with its 1,300 members and 10,000 international experts, the IUCN is the largest and most diverse environmental network on the planet. 

The IUCN experts are divided into six Commissions, each dedicated to: Species Conservation, Ecosystem Management, Protected Areas, Environmental Law, Economic and Social Policies, Education and Communication. The knowledge and tools provided by the IUCN makes it possible to establish its Red List of endangered species each year. 

 

THE IUCN CONGRESS’ OBJECTIVES

 

Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, business and academia, with the aim of preserving the environment and use the solutions that nature provides to meet the current challenges of our planet.

Its objectives are :

Establish and influence action priorities for conservation
Gather and mobilize the global conservation network
Identify and discuss important and emerging conservation issues
Launch specific actions in favor of conservation
Prepare for COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in China, late 2020

MARSEILLE 2020

 

A CONGRESS ARTICULATED AROUND 7 THEMES

Management of spaces for nature and people
Protecting water to support life
Restoring ocean health
Implementing nature-based solutions against climate change
Supporting rights, ensuring fair and just governance
Transforming finance and the economy
Pushing the boundaries of technology and knowledge

NATURE GENERATION AREAS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

For the first time, there will be spaces dedicated to highlighting the actions and engagement of non-state actors and citizens, mobilized in the fight against the erosion of biodiversity.

The Nature Generation Areas, piloted by the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the French Biodiversity Agency, will be open to the general public at the Congress venue in Parc Chanot, Marseille. They will allow everyone to enjoy innovative, creative, fun experiences and will showcase the mobilisation efforts and actions of citizens, regions, companies, as well as those of all the actors involved in the fight against biodiversity loss.

 

A NEW STEP AFTER THE PARIS AGREEMENT

 

The IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in Parc Chanot, Marseille between 11-19 June 2020, is a decisive meeting to accelerate French public policies and raise awareness about nature conservation and biodiversity.

Leading up to the 15th Conference of Parties (COP) at the Convention on Biological Diversity (China, 2020), this event constitutes a unique opportunity to reinforce national and international action for the preservation of biodiversity.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE

 

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

Created March the 5th 1948 in Fontainebleau, France, it has become the world authority regarding the state of the natural world and the measures necessary to safeguard it: with its 1,300 members and 10,000 international experts, the IUCN is the largest and most diverse environmental network on the planet. 

The IUCN experts are divided into six Commissions, each dedicated to: Species Conservation, Ecosystem Management, Protected Areas, Environmental Law, Economic and Social Policies, Education and Communication. The knowledge and tools provided by the IUCN makes it possible to establish its Red List of endangered species each year. 

 

THE IUCN CONGRESS’ OBJECTIVES

 

Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, business and academia, with the aim of preserving the environment and use the solutions that nature provides to meet the current challenges of our planet.

Its objectives are :

Establish and influence action priorities for conservation
Gather and mobilize the global conservation network
Identify and discuss important and emerging conservation issues
Launch specific actions in favor of conservation
Prepare for COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in China, late 2020

MARSEILLE 2020 

 

A CONGRESS ARTICULATED AROUND 7 THEMES

Management of spaces for nature and people
Protecting water to support life
Restoring ocean health
Implementing nature-based solutions against climate change
Supporting rights, ensuring fair and just governance
Transforming finance and the economy
Pushing the boundaries of technology and knowledge

NATURE GENERATION AREAS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

For the first time, there will be spaces dedicated to highlighting the actions and engagement of non-state actors and citizens, mobilized in the fight against the erosion of biodiversity.

The Nature Generation Areas, piloted by the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the French Biodiversity Agency, will be open to the general public at the Congress venue in Parc Chanot, Marseille. They will allow everyone to enjoy innovative, creative, fun experiences and will showcase the mobilisation efforts and actions of citizens, regions, companies, as well as those of all the actors involved in the fight against biodiversity loss.