IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress

Sea turtle surfing the waves in Hawaii.
Sea turtle. Photo credit: Kirk Lee Aeder/ Hawaii Tourism Authority


The IUCN World Conservation Congress will define the sustainable path for moving the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals 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.

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 a chance to learn from leading experts, showcase 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.

For more information please visit the event's website: iucnworldconservationcongress.org

To view a list of ELD activities at the IUCN Congress please visit: eld-initiative.org/iucn


Honolulu, Hawaii

Start date: 

01 September

End Date: 

10 September, 2016