The function of the IUCN World Conservation Congress is to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1300+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, an action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead. IUCN’s unique and inclusive membership gives the Congress a powerful mandate as it is not solely government or non-government, but both together. The Congress is also the largest marketplace for conservation and sustainable development science, practice and policy. Scientists, policy experts, business leaders and professionals from around the globe share their experience, innovation and latest research. The 2021 Congress is expecting to cover:
- 9 days
- 10,000+ participants
- 1300+ interactive sessions
- 160+ countries represented
- 100+ motions decided
- 4 high-level dialogues
Originally planned for June, 2020, the Congress will now be held from 7-15 June 2021. The conference programme covers a very wide variety of conservation issues, with many topics highly relevant to marine research.
Up to 30 June 2020, proposals may be submitted for the holding of social or cultural events or private meetings. Please follow this link for guidelines of submission.
The Registration Page contains information and links for registering both as a participant and for an information stand.