IUCN World Conservation Congress Releases Inspiring Video
With many high-profile announcements and decisions, the 2016 World Conservation Congress in September was a great success. It was the largest Congress in IUCN history and the largest international conservation event ever held in the United States. An inspiring video was released about the IUCN featuring international environmental leaders like Sylvia Earle and Jane Goodall as well as local participants. It can be viewed here.
With carbon mitigation, minimal paper and plastic, recyclable pavilion walls and furniture, and other sustainability measures, the 2016 Congress earned international certification as a sustainably-managed event. Read about making a more sustainable Congress.
An outcome of the World Conservation Congress that attracted 10,000 participants from nearly 200 nations is the Hawaiʻi Commitments document.