Large event | 08 Oct, 2024

IUCN Leaders Forum 2024

Join us in Geneva, Switzerland on October 8-10, 2024 for a conversation with private sector, government, Indigenous peoples and youth leaders to devise solutions to the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet. 

The IUCN Leaders Forum series convenes global leaders from national and subnational governments, corporate executives, heads of international organisations, Indigenous and youth leaders to discuss hard-to-solve issues around nature and climate through Leaders dialogues, networking events, and "by invitation only" meetings.

The third edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, and virtually from 8 to 10 October 2024 with the theme: “Harnessing innovation, enabling conservation”.

The Forum will offer a timely platform to highlight innovative solutions to address the triple planetary crisis and include nature at the nexus of energy systems, food and agriculture, and human health. These require repurposing financial instruments, harnessing technologies, applying relevant standards, and adopting a rights-based approach to conservation.

Building on past editions, the event will provide an opportunity to take stock of progress made on innovations in monitoring, regulatory frameworks and reporting directives, and disclosure and accountability tools. Finally, the Forum will explore innovative financing to accelerate change including through scaling private sector finance, leveraging private philanthropy, repurposing subsidies and aligning climate and biodiversity funding to meet the global goals, including through emerging instruments such as biodiversity credits.

Registration and discounted rates

Registration for the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 is now open. Early bird prices end on July 16.

At the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024, you will have the chance to:

  • Join global leaders and changemakers from across sectors to discuss the implementation of goals and targets in an integrated way;
  • Network with government, civil society and private sector leaders and changemakers;
  • Showcase your leadership by making measurable commitments to implement the global goals; 
  • Build collaboration with global leaders and changemakers to strengthen collective action for nature and climate; 
  • Explore financing options for climate and biodiversity targets;
  • Pitch innovative solutions to nature and climate challenges. 

Partnership opportunities

IUCN offers partnership opportunities for the Leaders Forum including the following benefits:

  • Exchange on existing challenges and concrete solutions to the most critical nature conservation, biodiversity and climate change challenges of our time
  • Network and share your views with world Leaders and IUCN experts
  • Advocate for science-based environmental conversations ahead of major environmental conferences
  • Build scientific capacity and tap into the knowledge of IUCN’s experts
  • Explore wider partnership opportunities with IUCN, the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network

More Information

To learn more about the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024, please visit the IUCN Leaders Forum website.