COVID-19 pandemic: IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 Postponed
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World congress 2020 Postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It was scheduled to be held from 11 – 19 June 2020 in Marseille, French. Now it will be held in the same places from 7-15 January 2021.
The IUCN and the French Government jointly have decided to postpone the Congress 2020 to ensure the safety of participants and visitors.
The IUCN World Congress held once every 4 years, to achieve the goals of environmental conservation of nature and harnessing the solutions of nature to meet the global challenges, bringing together more than 1400 delegates from the global conservation community, including the GOs and NGOs leaders, international experts in conservation science, policy and decisions makers, civil society and indigenous peoples, Journalists, Observers, etc.
If Congress democratically determines the world’s most pressing present issues of nature and action to address them and address the alternative solutions to how it may continue to progress the global development and the economy without disturbing and harming the natural environment then it would have a great impact.
The official name of IUCN is “International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.” It was formed in 1948 and its headquarter is in the UK. It’s membership union and composed of both GO and NGOs, civil societies, organizations, science and Academia, etc.
There stood more than 1300 member organizations in it and more than 13000 experts are working under its umbrella.
It provides public, private and NGOs with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. It is the global authority on the status of the natural world and measures needed to save guide.
It helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.
IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food, and development.
IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN, and the companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
Vision of IUCN: A just world that values and conserve nature.
Its worldwide working Fields on nature are given below:
Governance and Rights
Marine and Polar
Science and Economics
Source: IUCN website.