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 VCA Approach at the IUCN Congress
Many VCA Partners and friends will be attending the IUCN Congress providing an opportunity to raise awareness and interest in Verified Conservation Areas and to explore opportunities for scaling up the Approach.
The VCA focal point at the IUCN Congress is Sarah French, Director of Operations at A Rocha International, a VCA Partner and IUCN Member. Sarah can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCA information for the IUCN Congress
VCA website – http://ConserveAreas.org
VCA twitter page – https://twitter.com/conserveareas
VCA FAQs – http://ConserveAreas.org/faqs/
VCA FAQs flyer – http://ConserveAreas.org/files/VCA-FAQs-Flyer-Jul2016.pdf