The World Conservation Congress
A NEW STEP AFTER THE PARIS AGREEMENT
The IUCN World Conservation Congress was scheduled to take place from 11 to 19 June 2020 at Parc Chanot in Marseille. In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, it is postponed from January 7 to 15, 2021. It constitutes a decisive meeting to accelerate French public policies and raise awareness among citizens in favor of the preservation of nature and biodiversity.
This event constitutes a unique opportunity, with the 15th conference of the parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (China, October 2020), to strengthen action for the preservation of biodiversity, both at national and national level. international.
Organized 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 to establish and influence priorities for action for conservation, to bring together and mobilize the global conservation network, to identify and exchange on important and emerging issues of conservation, launch specific actions in favor of conservation, prepare for COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity initially scheduled for October 2020 in China.
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.
VIVANT is present in the Spaces Generations Nature through an exhibition which convenes events from the agenda and presents the nominees for the COAL 2020 Prize
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.
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