Nature+ drives next IUCN World Conservation Congress

18 April 2011 | Article

With 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea have launched the logo and theme of the Congress.

The Congress theme is to be Nature+, a simple and memorable slogan that captures the fundamental importance of nature and its inherent link to every aspect of our lives.

Nature+ is about boosting the resilience of nature – improving how quickly nature and people adapt to change. Better use of the inherent robustness of nature leads to healthier natural systems, better results from ecosystem and biodiversity restoration, and healthier people, communities and economies.
The stunning new logo for the Congress represents nature and its beauty in a positive and enlightening way. The colorful symbol, evoking at the same time a flower and a bird, also incorporates traditional indigenous Korean patterns.

The Congress will be held from 6 to 15 September 2012 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event, held every four years. It will bring together people from all sectors, and from over the world, to debate, discuss and decide on real on-the-ground change for people and nature.

The Congress will explore many of our most pressing environmental and development challenges from this perspective and how strong and resilient nature is intricately linked to solving these issues. Nature+climate; nature+livelihoods; nature+energy; nature+economics: these are just some of the issues that the IUCN Congress will address.