IUCN at Greenweek

31 May 2010 | News story

 31 May 2010, Brussels. IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, will showcase its work on biodiversity conservation at the Green Week organized by the European Commission from 1 to 4 June.

A dozen organisations working on biodiversity conservation within the IUCN system will present their activities at the IUCN stand. Along with the information on the projects being implemented by the IUCN Secretariat, the stand will host presentations by IUCN Member Organizations, Commission experts and partners of the Countdown 2010 initiative. Each organization will take over the IUCN stand for a one-hour slot. See the stand programme.

The IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative will invite Green Week’s participants to submit their biodiversity message at the IUCN stand. All messages will be collected to form a large biodiversity photo mosaic. Find out more.

On Wednesday 2 June, from 11:30 – 13:00, IUCN is organising a side session on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. The results of the latest European Red List (mammals, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, saproxylic beetles and dragonflies) will be presented. The event will take place in the Salon rouge.

A number of IUCN experts will talk during Green Week. Check the official programme.

Some 3,800 participants are expected from EU institutions, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, public authorities, the scientific community and academia at Green Week, the largest annual conference on European environment policy. The 2010 event focuses on “Biodiversity – our lifeline”.