The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – a key global forum on protected areas – is coming to an end. Since 12 November 2014 over 5,000 participants from governments, international organisations, civil society organisations, community based organisations, the private sector and academia have gathered to join the Congress in Sydney. In light of this year’s theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions” key stakeholders working on issues related to protected areas have been taking stock of current developments, identifying challenges and discussing innovative approaches for conservation in light of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a corresponding Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative partners such as UNU-IAS, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) engaged in a number of sessions offering innovative approaches and pioneering ideas on ways to connect the both global priorities biodiversity and human health.
Join today’s world leader’s dialogue “A Balancing Act: how the global appetite for mineral resources defines the fate of protected areas” on-line here.To follow tomorrow’s closing session, follow the link here.
Read a more detailed summary of the WPC 2014 here.