The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. The event has three main components: The Members’ Assembly, where IUCN Members vote on priority actions; the Forum, a global marketplace of conservation science and innovation; and the Exhibition, where exhibitors can showcase their work to Congress participants and the public.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress will be a key event on the Roadmap to COP 15, and an opportunity to showcase and demonstrate the work of local and subnational governments in shaping the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework ahead of COP 15.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of participants and visitors, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French government have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020. Previously scheduled for 11 to 19 June 2020, it will now take place from 7 to 15 January 2021 in Marseille.
The French government and IUCN remain fully committed to making the World Conservation Congress a major event for nature conservation and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity.