Local Action Summit

Event posted by Elena Ricci
Local Action Summit
Friday, 3 September 2021 - 12:00 to 16:00 (Europe/Brussels)

On the opening day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN is organising a Local Action Summit dedicated to cities and regions.

The Summit will take place as a “hybrid event”, allowing for both in-person and virtual participation. Virtual participation is open to everyone.

The objectives of the summit are:

• Showcase the range of actions that can be taken by subnational governments and their partners to deliver conservation outcomes at scale;

• Foster partnerships between IUCN constituents and subnational governments and make the case for investing in nature-based solutions as part of a green recovery; and

• Exact commitments from subnational governments and their partners to help deliver the Nature 2030 IUCN Programme and, by extension, the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

The topics addressed during the Summit include: Financing the green recovery; Deploying nature-based solutions; Realising environmental rights; Advancing ecological urbanism.

Subnational governments, IUCN Members and the general public are invited to participate in the Summit.

Further information regarding the Summit are available here.