2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress
Planet at the Crossroads

1-10 September 2016 | Honolulu, US

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Statue outside the Hawai‘i Convention Center

On Sunday, participants attended the Forum for the third day, engaging with a variety of conservation issues, including an update on the IUCN’s Red List, managing ecosystems to reduce risks to disasters, managing conflicts between business and civil society over the use of natural resources, discovering the ways in which indigenous values and health indicators are helping management of invasive species, and finding nature-based solutions for sustainable development.

In the afternoon, during a high-level event on actions required for a sustainable ocean, two panels discussed potential ways to address management of oceans, such as legislation, research and monitoring, and combatting pollution and illegal fishing.

Other afternoon events included a launch of guidelines on climate change best practices, the place of the law in the future of conservation, how to manage transboundary ecosystems through experiences in “hydro-diplomacy” and governance of shared waters, and ways of transforming Africa’s development through Chinese investments.

In the evening participants attended events on gender-responsive financing for the global environment and the IUCN Green List that aims to raise the standard for new generation of protected and conserved areas.

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Nature Protects Us: Managing Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Participants during the session

Fabiola Monty, IUCN

Camille Buyck, IUCN

Glenn Dolcemascolo, US Office
for Disaster Risk Reduction

Shalini Dhyani, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)

Ahmed Senhoury, IUCN

Naoya Furuta, IUCN

Simone Sandholz,
UN University

Wolfram Lange, IUCN

Udo Nehren, University of Applied Science Cologne

Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, IUCN

Managing Conflicts Between Businesses and Civil Society Over the Use of Natural Resources

Participants during the session

Giulia Carbone, IUCN

Jennifer Clare Mohamed-Katerere,
IUCN CEESP Steering Committee

Myrna Semaan, Friends of Nature

Kem Lowry, University of Hawai'i

Nigel Crawhall, IUCN

Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Development

Panel speakers for the session

Braulio Dias, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary

Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Stewart Maginnis, Global Director, Nature-based Solutions Group, IUCN

Andrew Steer, President, the World Resources Institute (WRI)

Jesca Osuna Eriyo, Deputy Secretary
General, East African Community (EAC)

Paul Mafabi, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda

Panel speakers during the session

Julia Bucknall, Director for Environment
and Natural Resources, the World Bank

Emad Adly, the Arab Office
for Youth and Environment

Paul Trianosky, Chief Conservation Officer, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Lynda Mansson, Director General,
the MAVA Foundation

Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives Group

Indigenous peoples’ Cultural Connections to Forests: How Indigenous
Values and Health Indicators are Helping Manage Invasive Species

Participants during the session

Judy Fisher, IUCN

Lori Buchanan, Molokai/Maui Invasive Species Committee, US

Danielle Flakelar, New South Wales Office of
Environment and Heritage, Australia

Desmond Purcell, Gidarjil Development Corporation, Australia

Participants engage in an interactive session

Launch: Climate Change Best Practice Guidelines

The Guidance for Protected Area Managers and Planners Adapting to Climate Change was launched during the event

Leigh Welling, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)

Kathleen MacKinnon IUCN/WCPA

Jonathan Jarvis, Director,
National Park Service

Actions for a Sustainable Ocean

Inger Andersen, Director General, IUCN, welcomes panelists to the session

Aulani Wilhelm, Founder, Island Water

Kamana‘opono Crabbe, CEO, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Sylvia Earle, Founder, Mission Blue, and Oceanographer

Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator, National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State, Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, US

Sandra Bessudo, Founder,
Fundación Malpelo

Braulio Dias,
CBD Executive Secretary

Anote Tong, Former President of the Republic of Kiribati

Humberto Delgado Rosa, European Commission

Nainoa Thompson, President, Polynesian Voyaging Society

Africa Transforming

Panel speakers of the event

Matt Jones, UN Environment Pogramme (UNEP)-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

Lori Anna Conzo, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Helga Rainer, Arcus Foundation

Daudi Sumba, African Wildlife Foundation

Participants asking questions during the event

How Will Chinese Investments Transform Africa’s Development?

Panel speakers of the event

Nan Li, WWF China

Yan Zhang, IUCN China

Jeff Sawyer, Cairns University

Leonard Usongo, IUCN

Leave No One Behind: Conservation, Rights and Sustainable Development

L-R: Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte, The Christensen Fund; Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, Inupiaq people of Alaska, US; Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary-General, Ramsar Convention; John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment;
Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives Group; Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples; and Marco Lambertini, CEO, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International

John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on
Human Rights and the Environment

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Marco Lambertini, CEO, WWF International

Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary-General, Ramsar Convention

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte, The Christensen Fund

Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, Inupiaq people of Alaska, US

Forests: Today and Tomorrow

US Forest Service employees take part in a chat show style session (L-R): US Forest Service employees John Crockett;
Flint Hughes
; Jeanne Wade-Evans; Fabian Garcia; Nadia Tase; and Heather McMillen

Jeanne Wade-Evans, US Forest Service

John Crockett, US Forest Service

Gender-Responsive Financing for the Global Environment

Panel speakers during the event

Lorena Aguilar, IUCN

Herbert Acquay, the World Bank

Anne Kuriakose, Climate Investment Fund

Amy Fraenkel, CBD

Yoko Watanabe, the GEF

Press Conference: Red List Update

Panel speakers during the session (L-R): Matthew Kier, Laukahi, the Hawaiian Plant Conservation Network; Carlo Rondinini, Sapienza University of Rome; Jane Smart, Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group and Director, IUCN's Global Species Programme; and Simon Stuart, Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission

The IUCN Green List - Raising the Standard for New Generation of Protected and Conserved Areas

Masahito Yoshida, IUCN-WCPA

Zhiyun Ouyang, Chinese Academy of Science

Tamar Kvantaliani, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Georgia

Trevor Sandwith, Director, Global Programme on Protected Areas, IUCN

Panelists and Green List protected areas managers

Around the Venue

Kéita Aïda Mbo, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mali, and Nesto Bassierie, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, Burkina Faso, during an interview

Interviews conducted around the venue

Participants meet informally throughout the day

Participants around the venue

Pins showing forests around the world

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IUCN Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea