Registration for the much awaited 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is now open. Held next September in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, it offers the chance for anybody interested in nature to participate in a unique platform attended by world-class decision-makers from all kinds of sectors.
“Here everyone has a voice and every voice is listened to,” says IUCN Congress Director Enrique Lahmann, who describes the event as a veritable “Olympics for nature”. “Things are changing fast and we need to act fast to be able respond to these changes,” he adds.
The online registration system guides you through each step so you can successfully take part in the appropriate events. It also describes the different categories of participation and their entitlements.
The IUCN Congress is considered the world’s leading environmental summit, as it is the only global event that represents all aspects of nature conservation. Over 10 days, participants will debate, share, network, learn, commit, vote and decide how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.
The event starts with the Forum, a conservation debate hub open to all, featuring knowledge cafés, workshops, training courses, poster sessions and five high-profile World Leaders’ Dialogues. The Forum then leads into the Members’ Assembly, IUCN’s highest decision-making body and a unique global environmental parliament of governments and NGOs.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place from 6 to 15 September 2012.