What is World Parks Congress trying to achieve?
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 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.