The IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place from 3 to 11 September 2021. The first hybrid in-person and virtual environmental event since the pandemic began, it will drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change and biodiversity for decades to come.

As one of IUCN’s key conservation tools, the IUCN World Heritage Outlook will be at the centre of two Congress events, including a thematic stream session and a showcase at the IUCN Knowledge Hub. The IUCN Outlook’s findings, and usefulness as a platform of engagement, will also help feed debates at other Congress events related to World Heritage.

Find out more on virtual and in-person registration for the IUCN World Conservation Congress here.

Sessions on the IUCN World Heritage Outlook

Knowledge product info session: IUCN World Heritage Outlook
Saturday 4 Sep 2021
10:30 - 11:15

An onsite, meet-the-expert session introducing participants to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook, where you can learn, ask questions, share ideas and network in an informal setting. The session will showcase how to use the Outlook website, and how to find the latest results of the 2020 conservation outlook assessments for all natural World Heritage sites.

Thematic stream session: The Outlook for World Heritage at 50 - crisis or crossroads?
Monday 6 Sep 2021
09:00 - 10:30

Allowing a large number of participants both onsite and online, this livestreamed workshop will take stock of the successes and challenges of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, ahead of its 50th anniversary. Part of the Congress Journey on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, it will present the outcomes of the 44th World Heritage Committee meeting and the findings of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook to investigate how well the Convention is achieving its goal in conserving natural World Heritage sites.

Other networking opportunities

The IUCN World Heritage Outlook will also have a dedicated area at the 'Vital Sites for a Protected Planet' Pavilion, the Congress hub for sessions on protected areas and nature conservation.

For other World Heritage events, check out the Congress Programme.