The World Conservation Congress, held every four years by the IRP Strategic Partner International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), brings together leaders and decision-makers from around the world to help "conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges."
This year, the Cogress will take place from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille, and will be held in a hybrid format with over 1300 virtual and in-person sessions. It will focus on 7 key themes. managing landscapes; conserving freshwater; restoring ocean health; accelerating climate change mitigation and adaptation; upholding rights and ensuring equitable governance; leveraging economic and financial systems for sustainability; and advancing knowledge, learning, innovation, and technology.
The International Resource Panel (IRP) experts will speak at the following sessions:
Co-Chair Janez Potocnik's speech at the IUCN Congress 2021