9-15 October 2025 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
IUCN World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress will offer an opportunity to address the triple planetary crisis of biodiversity loss, climate change, and pollution and set the course towards achieving the goals in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s largest conservation event and focuses on the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges, and actions to address them. The Congress will bring together IUCN’s government, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples’ member organizations.

The previous International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress convened in Marseille, France, in 2021, and was attended by nearly 6,000 participants, with an additional 3,500 participating online. The 2021 Congress adopted the Marseille Manifesto, which highlights that humanity has reached a tipping point and the window of opportunity to respond to the interlinked climate and biodiversity emergencies is narrowing. In addition, the Congress adopted 148 resolutions and recommendations, including on protecting the Amazon, halting deep sea mining, and adopting a One Health Approach.

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dates: 9-15 October 2025
location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
www: https://iucn.org/press-release/202306/united-arab-emirates-host-iucn-world-conservation-congress-2025

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