IUCN World Conservation Congress - Time to act for Oceans in the 2030 Agenda
5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Jake Rice, IPBES
- Susan White, US Fish & Wildlife Services
- Alexander Müller, TMG-Think Tank for Sustainability
- François Martel, Pacific Islands Development Forum
- William Kostka, Micronesia Trust Fund
- Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, MIHARI
- Jackie Thomas, WWF
Presentation of the IUCN World Conservation Congress:
The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place in Hawaï from September 1st to September 10th. It will bring together some 8,000 to 10,000 delegates —including heads of state, top policymakers, CEOs, global business leaders, leading scientists, field technicians and civil society organizations — to define sustainable options to implement last year’s historic global agreements.
In 2015, almost 200 nations agreed on ambitious goals for sustainable development and achieving climate neutrality. These agreements represent an historic opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the globe and put nature at the heart of our decisions. It’s time to move these agreements into action.