The world is increasingly recognising the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and human and economic wellbeing, a connection made all the more visible by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IUCN Congress will be a key milestone for nature conservation and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity. The French government and IUCN remain steadfast in their commitment to these goals.

The different Congress components will take place on the following dates:

• The Forum will take place from 4 to 7 September

• The Exhibition will be held from 4 to 9 September

• The IUCN Members’ Assembly will meet from 8 to 10 September

• The Nature Generation Areas, or “Espaces Générations Nature”, will be running from 4 to 11 September”

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