The World Conservation Congress, a key event leading up to the UN Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity (COP15), will take place in Marseille, France from 3 to 11 September. The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. The event has three main components: The Members’ Assembly, where IUCN Members vote on priority actions; the Forum, a global marketplace of conservation science and innovation; and the Exhibition, where exhibitors can showcase their work to Congress participants and the public.
IDDRI is delighted to co-organise two sessions and will be involved in a third:
- September, 4 (06:00 - 07:30 pm), English-speaking, online: High Hopes for the High Seas: protecting biodiversity in the global ocean
The deep and distant waters of the high seas cover half the planet and host considerable biodiversity – from migratory whales and tunas, to hydrothermal vents where life itself may have originated. As States move to finalise a new treaty, we have a unique window of opportunity to protect life in the global ocean.
With Glen Wright, IDDRI.
- September, 7 (08:30 am - 10:30 am), English-speaking, online, co-organized by IDDRI, INRAE, IRD and the Cirad: How can the land sector contribute to increase biodiversity and food security while tackling climate change ? Science deliver key messages
How can the land sector contribute to increase biodiversity and food security while tackling climate change ? Science deliver key messages. New scientific highlights on the Land Sparing / Land Sharing debate, including regional examples: Amazonia, Madagascar, India and Senegal
- September, 7 (02:00 pm - 03:30 pm), French and English speaking: Agroecology as a nature-based solution for climate mitigation / adaptation, biodiversity conservation and food security
Agriculture and food systems have been the primary driver of biodiversity loss since the 1970’s and are responsible for 1/3 of GHG emissions. There is a need to radically transform our agriculture and food systems to re-introduce biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and make agriculture and food systems emission neutral.
With Pierre-Marie Aubert, IDDRI.