Moving 2015’s historic agreements into action: IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Register for the Congress
Take advantage of discounted rates. Register before 31 May 2016 and follow the detailed login instructions to ensure you receive the best rate.

Special Hawai’i excursions
Learn about nature conservation in Hawaii and explore the culture and natural wonders of the islands through special hands-on experiences that our Hawaiian hosts are offering Congress participants.

My Green Congress
Learn about IUCN’s work with the Host Committee Green Team to make the IUCN Congress as green and sustainable as possible.

2015 was a year of commitment. Nearly 200 nations adopted the Paris climate agreementand the Sustainable Development Goals, setting ambitious targets for addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.

2016 is the year to take action, and the IUCN World Conservation Congress will define the sustainable path for moving these agreements from targets to achievements.

Thousands of top scientists, academics and business and political leaders from around the world will present the latest conservation advances, tools and action during the Congress Forum.

Over 1500 sessions will cover the most pressing and sometimes controversial topics including ocean protection and marine plastics, wildlife trafficking and biodiversity loss, climate change mitigation and resilience, and the economic and social impacts of transitioning, or not transitioning, to more sustainable development paths.

Learn more about individual events

Browse the searchable individual event pages to see what to expect from the Forum sessions.

The Forum will directly impact the decisions made at the Members’ Assembly by representatives of 1300 of the world’s most influential governments and civil society organisations from over 170 countries.

The IUCN Congress is your chance to learn from leading experts, showcase your initiatives and inform international decision makers as they set the course for some of the most critical issues relevant to the new global climate and sustainable development agendas.

Come be a part of defining the path to a sustainable future.

Sign up for our Congress Newsletter for updates and interesting information about major issues.

Follow and share the excitement on social media with #IUCNcongress.

About IUCN

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by almost 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.


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