HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sunrise was on the road at the Hawaii Convention Center this morning for the International Union of Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. It's held once every four years and brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.
The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone. The IUCN Congress is the place to put aside differences and work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.
The Congress is the place where IUCN's more than 1,300 Member organizations exercise their rights, influence the global conservation agenda and guide IUCN's work plan for the four years to follow.
The Congress will take place from September 1 - 10 in Honolulu. It is being hosted by the State of Hawaii with the support of the Department of State of the USA.