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IUCN World Conservation Congress

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 postponed

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of France have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseille to 7-15 January 2021 from its original date of 11-19 June.

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The next IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place from 11 to 19 June 2020 in Marseille. Organized every four years, it brings together thousands of representatives from governments, public agencies, NGOs, the scientific community, local communities, indigenous peoples and businesses. The congress aims to strengthen efforts to protect biodiversity worldwide and promote solutions to address the most pressing environmental and sustainable development challenges.

It is an important step before the COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in Beijing at the end of 2020, during which a new framework for global biodiversity is to be adopted.

Tour du Valat at the congress

The Tour du Valat will organize and take part in several events for delegates and the general public: stands, conferences, film screenings, visits, exhibitions,…

The full programme will be announced on this page.