IUCN World Conservation Congress

Moving 2015’s historic agreements into action


1-10 September 2016 | Announcement

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone. The IUCN Congress is the place to put aside differences and work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

The Congress is the place where IUCN’s more than 1,300 Member organisations exercise their rights, influence the global conservation agenda and guide IUCN’s work plan for the four years to follow.

The Congress will take place 1-10 September in the Hawai'i Convention Center, in the Hawaiian capital, Honolulu. It is being hosted by the State of Hawai'i with the support of the Department of State of the USA.

Join the event and help define the sustainable path for moving 2015's historic climate and sustainable development agreements into action!