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Event IUCN World Parks Congress Sydney 2014

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The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.

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Period 18/04/2014
Event location Sidney Olympic Park Cnr Showground Rd & Murray Rose Ave Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Host IUCN
See the agenda http://worldparkscongress.org/programme/programme_overview.html
Event URL http://worldparkscongress.org/index.html
Contact person ICMS Australasia, GPO Box 3270, Sydney NSW 2001
Email address: registration@worldparkscongress.org
Phone: +61 2 9254 5000
Fax: +61 2 9251 3552
Theme(s) Ecosystems
Target group(s) Adults
Type Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival) Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival)

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 will:

  • Articulate the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services
  • Position protected areas within goals of economic and community well-being, and
  • Demonstrate how this can be achieved in practice.

For parks, it will strengthen conservation targets whilst engaging a varied audience from government to general members of society who care about the health of our planet.

For people, it will engage with development sectors and inspire citizens to connect with nature.

For the planet, it will demonstrate nature-based solutions to global challenges such as climate change, health, and supporting for human life.

For the first time, the Congress will collate and communicate the most compelling and inspiring solutions to global challenges. It will help create new sustainable commitments for protected areas across the conservation, development and business sectors. This will be the promise of Sydney.