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, onlineHigh 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.



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