The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French government have agreed to hold the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille. The event, originally scheduled for June 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world is increasingly recognising the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and human and economic wellbeing, a connection made all the more visible by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IUCN Congress will be a key milestone for nature conservation and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity. The French government and IUCN remain steadfast in their commitment to these goals.
Please also note the following dates for the Congress components:
- The Forum will take place from 4 to 7 September
- The Exhibition will be held from 4 to 9 September
- The IUCN Members’ Assembly will meet from 8 to 10 September
- The Nature Generation Areas, or “Espaces Générations Nature”, will be running from 4 to 11 September”