WorldFrance: the World Conservation Congress takes up residence in Marseille

France: the World Conservation Congress takes up residence in Marseille


AA / Nice / Feïza Ben Mohamed

The nature congress, organized by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), opens this Friday, September 3 in Marseille, while many Mediterranean countries have been affected, during the summer period, by episodes deadly climatic.

The event will last until September 11.

Initially scheduled for June 2020, the congress aims to be “a key stage for the conservation of nature and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity”.

On its website, the IUCN highlights “the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and economic and human well-being, a connection that the Covid-19 pandemic has made all the more visible”.

The congress “brings together the global nature conservation community, including top international experts in conservation science, policy and practice,” the organization said.

The event, which takes place “every four years, enables IUCN’s 1,400 Member organizations, including States, civil society and indigenous peoples, to democratically identify the most pressing conservation issues. of nature, as well as the actions to be taken to respond to it ”.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in Marseille on Wednesday, is due to participate in the meeting after two days spent at the bedside of the inhabitants of the northern districts, confronted with the drug trafficking that plagues the Marseille city.

Among the member countries are the United States, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, the United Kingdom, and again Mali.

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