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World Nature Congress

04/09/2021 > 11/09/2021

From the 4th to the 11th of September, Marseille hosts the World Nature Congress.  Created in 1945 by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), it takes place every four years. This year, for the first time, it takes place in France, at the “Parc Chanot”  Marseille . An event in the heart of the news today more than ever. Can we tell you a little more?

Published on 3 September 2021

What is the World Nature Congress?

This congress is one of the most important environmental events in the world, where many issues are raised and major decisions-making takes place. This congress is also open to the general public. Nearly 160 countries will be represented, including companies, NGOs, state representatives, decision-makers, indigenous peoples  and other environmental organisations. The congress aims to find concrete solutions on environmental issues and to implement them in the coming years.

Major themes are at the center of debates and discussions.  Landscape, freshwater, oceans, climate change, rights and governance, economic and financial systems and knowledge, innovation and technology.

In the face of the current situation, with  the number of natural disasters increasing in number and severity, the alarm call from  scientists, these decisions will be more important than ever, it is urgent to act now.

Congrès Mondial de la nature
Congrès Mondial de la nature
Congrès Mondial de la nature

The program

This year, in view of the current health situation, the format of the congress has been adapted and a “hybrid format” will be proposed. Those who cannot travel will be able to attend some sessions remotely. The congress is composed of 3 major events. The “Espace Génération” is the only space open to the general public, a real biodiversity village. It is free of charge and without registration. This space offers an immersive, creative and fun experience. Exhibitions, escape games, round tables, workshops etc… more than 375 events and activities will be offered. The goal is for everyone, young and old alike, to become aware of the issues  at stake today.

All practical information

Compulsory health pass for over 18s