World's biggest nature conservation meet opens in Korea

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China Environmental Protection Magazine, Jeju, Korea

The International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN) opened its World Conservation Congress this week, what organizers say is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Beginning on Sept. 6 on Jeju Island in South Korea, more than 8,000 people from 170 countries are expected to participate. The IUCN congress is held every four years. This is the first time it is held in northeast Asia.

IUCN country representative for China, Zhu Chunquan, said participants will discuss how nature conservation relates to five key subjects: climate change, food security, development, governance and human values.

 

IUCN世界自然保护大会开幕 

 

由世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)主办的世界自然保护大会(WCC)9月6日在韩国济州岛举行,本次大会将从9月6日持续到15日。此次世界自然保护大会“以自然为本”主题,来自全球各地170多个国家的8000多名代表出席了会议。

世界自然保护大会是IUCN的最高层管理机构,每4年召开一次,邀请IUCN全体会员参加。

世界自然保护联盟(IUCN) 驻华代表朱春全向本刊记者介绍说,这次生态国际峰会相当于在自然生态保护领域的“奥运会”。本次会议将讨论气候变化、粮食安全、绿色经济、自然利用、保护生物多样性等五大问题。

李明博总统出席了大会开幕式并致贺词。联合国秘书长潘基文向大会发来贺信。

为了保护森林节约用纸,打造“无纸会议”,此次世界自然保护大会使用电子设备提供会议材料。