International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

Event Date: 
June 11, 2020 to June 19, 2020

The IUCN World Conservation Congress, held every four years, is the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental event that will drive global action towards a more sustainable future.

At the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, policy and business leaders will come together with top scientists and civil society, indigenous and youth organisations to drive worldwide conservation action and inform new global targets to curb the accelerating loss of biodiversity under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2020 in Kunming, China.

The IUCN Congress 2020 will take place 11–19 June in Marseille, France, under the theme 'One nature, one future'. The theme reflects the need for healthy nature as a prerequisite for achieving the vision of a just and sustainable world.

Over the past 70 years, IUCN Congresses have been instrumental in shaping the most important global conservation treaties and initiatives. These include the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the CBD.

Media opportunities at the IUCN Congress:

  • Latest news – IUCN and its Members and partners will share the latest updates on conservation and sustainable development
  • Government announcements – IUCN Congress is a high-profile opportunity for government leaders to announce major environmental commitments and new conservation initiatives
  • Interview opportunities – interview diverse conservation voices including leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business and academia from around the globe
  • Press trips – IUCN will offer members of the media the opportunity to join press trips with IUCN experts to illustrate conservation issues to be discussed at the IUCN Congress

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