The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French government have agreed to hold the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille. The event, originally scheduled for June 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world is increasingly recognising the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and human and economic wellbeing, a connection made all the more visible by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IUCN Congress will be a key milestone for nature conservation and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity. The French government and IUCN remain steadfast in their commitment to these goals.
On Septembre 7th, from 2pm to 3pm30 ALPARC and the EUSALP Action Group 7 will be holding a common session entitled "Connecting protected areas and beyond to safeguard mountainous ecosystem services and adapt to climate change, an intergenerational dialogue". This session will spotlight how Alpine Protected Areas consider the topics of ecological connectivity and climate change and by this way contribute to safeguard high-quality, vital and sustainable development in mountainous regions, specifically facing specific vulnerability for of climate change impacts. The session will be both onsite & livestreamed.
Full official programme: https://www.iucncongress2020.org/programme/official-programme