IUCN Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is organized once in four years to democratically define the ongoing critical issues with the Member Organizations. The main objectives of this Congress are biodiversity conservation, combating climate change, and awareness raising. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French government held this year’s IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille. In total, 148 Resolutions and recommendations were adopted by more than 1500 Members of IUCN in this congress. After the COVID crisis, this was the largest world conference, where people physically gathered and talked about COVID as well as nature and other related issues. Almost 6,000 physical participants, and 1,500 online participants from diverse countries, as well as government representatives, civil society organizations, environmental organizations, joined this hybrid conference. Mr. Muqeed Majumdar Babu, the Chairman of Prokriti O Jibon Foundation, has also attended the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Environment scientists, activists, and pioneers in environment conservation from all over the world, Governments, diverse business institutions, diverse people from civil society, and the young generation were present there.

POJF, participating in the IUCN Congress 2020 with the representatives of the Bangladesh Government and other regional IUCN Members, has highlighted the standpoint of Bangladesh as a nation in the global fight against Climate Change. Bringing to light the perspective of one of the worst climate affected nations in the world – Bangladesh, POJF prioritized issues like ‘Nationally Determined Contribution’ to reach the ‘Net Zero’ Emission by 2050. Issues of delays in implementing the promised 100 Billion Dollars of funds to realize Green Industrialization along with related proposals for ‘Green New Deal (GND)’ ‘One Nature, One Future’ has also been brought to light through diverse media. Spreading climate awareness to people from every corner of the country and around the world, POJF continues to work for better policies on climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience, as well as sustainable development initiatives.

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