France/IUCN World Conservation Congress Local Government Day (Thursday 8 September 2021)

Published on 08/09/2021 | La rédaction



The city of Marseille is hosting the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) until September 11. This event is a key step towards nature conservation and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity, ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) which will take place from 11 to 24 October 2021 in China.

This new global framework for the post-2020 period also concerns the action of local and regional authorities. The challenge is to ensure strong recognition of the role of local and regional authorities in biodiversity conservation and the adoption of a specific action plan. The IUCN Congress is a key moment for the expression and commitment of local elected representatives in favour of biodiversity, in a context marked by the pandemic, its consequences, but also its initial lessons.

Thus, at the initiative of the AFCCRE, Thursday 8 September is dedicated to the action of local authorities in favour of biodiversity, which will be held both face-to-face and remotely:

- Morning: A "local government networks" session which will focus on the contribution of local and regional authorities and their networks to European and international negotiations;

- In the afternoon: A "decentralised cooperation" session to highlight partnership projects in the field of biodiversity conservation.

You will find the detailed programme of these different sessions in the attached document.

To follow the work of the day on 8 September from a distance:



Delegation for the External Action of Territorial Authorities (DAECT)

57, boulevard des Invalides, 75007 PARIS

01 43 17 62 64 │

Source: CNCD

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