Home > IUCN-CONGRESS

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

1-10 September 2016 | Honolulu, US

Highlights for Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Download ENB+ Meeting Reports

Report: Spanish
1 Sep
2 Sep
3 Sep
4 Sep
5 Sep
6 Sep
7 Sep
9 Sep
Summary

Receive our ENB bulletins and reports by email:

LANGUAGE EN FR ES

Photo Usage Information
Natural Resources Policy & Practice
Loading...

Receive emailed updates with the news articles above plus related information and announcements from our NATURAL RESOURCES community mailing lists:

Choose Mailing List:
Enter Email Address:
Daily Web CoverageAbout | 1 Sep | 2 Sep | 3 Sep | 4 Sep | 5 Sep | 6 Sep | 7 Sep | 9 Sep | 10 Sep | Summary

Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN, speaks with Luc De Wever, Governance Officer,
IUCN, at the opening of the Members' Assembly


The 1st Sitting of the Members' Assembly of the IUCN convened on Tuesday morning, with IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng calling on members to look for “convergence of interests and to find solutions.” Throughout the morning, delegates considered: the appointment and first report of the Congress Credentials Committee, adoption of the agenda; appointment of the Resolutions, Finance, and Programme Committees of the Congress; the reports of the Director General and Council; and the first report of the Resolutions Committee.

In the afternoon, during the 2nd Sitting of the Members’ Assembly, the IUCN presented information about the purpose and process of the Hawai‘i Commitments; and presented the Draft IUCN Programme 2017-2020, and the Financial Plan 2017-2020. Director General Inger Anderson introduced IUCN's three strategic themes of agriculture and biodiversity, oceans and islands, and building constituencies. The meeting then discussed, through a series of panel sessions, how the IUCN should address the challenges of: conserving nature in the face of industrial agriculture; and preserving the health of the world’s oceans.

In the evening, delegates attended an award ceremony, which included the presentation of the laureates of the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal and the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal, and approval of the laureates for Honorary Membership of IUCN.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, has produced daily reports, daily web coverage, summary videos from the Forum and the Members Assembly, as well as a summary report from the IUCN Congress 2016, which is available in HTML and PDF format.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth
For photo reprint permissions, please follow instructions at our Attribution Regulations for Meeting Photo Usage Page


Members' Assembly: Morning Session


View of the dais at the start of the Members' Assembly


A traditional Hawaiian blessing is presented to open the Assembly


Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General


George Greene, Chair of the Council Governance Committee, IUCN

Luc De Wever, Governance Officer, IUCN

Aroha Mead, Chair of the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), IUCN


Delegates vote to adopt the agenda and program of work


Hasna Jasimuddin Moudud, Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN

Javed Jabbar, Baanhn Beli, Pakistan

Nicholas Robinson, International Council
of Environmental Law (ICEL)


Richard Cellarius, Sierra Club

Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, Unnayan Onneshan


John Robinson, Councillor for North America and Vice President, IUCN

Simon Stuart, IUCN Species
Survival Commission

Malik Amin Aslam Khan,
Vice-President, IUCN


Miguel Pellerano, Regional Councillor for
Meso and South America, IUCN

Marina von Weissenberg, Regional Councillor
for West Europe, IUCN


Members' Assembly: Afternoon Session


View of the dais during the afternoon session


Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director of the IUCN Policy and Programme Group

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General


Michael Davis, Chief Financial Officer, IUCN

Tamar Pataridze, Regional Councillor for Eastern Europe,
North and Central Asia, IUCN


Panel speakers discussing how the IUCN should address the challenge of conserving nature in the face of industrial agriculture


Ruth Richardson, Executive Director,
Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Canada

Alexander Müller, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Agriculture and Food, and German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)


Jason Clay, Senior Vice President of Market Transformation, WWF

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University


Panelists discussing how the IUCN should address the challenge of preserving the health of the world’s oceans


Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Cousteau Divers

Birguy Lamizana-Diallo,
UN Environment Programme


Jeroen Dagevos, Plastic Soup Foundation



Awards Ceremony


Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN, opens the award ceremony


Maria Teresa Jorge Pádua, Brazil, is awarded the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal


Lee Talbot, US, is awared the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal


Ashok Khosla, India, received the Honorary
Membership of IUCN Awards

Skumsa Mancotya, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, receives the Honorary Membership of IUCN Awards on behalf of Valli Moosa, South Africa



Student's Day: Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge 2020


Almost 900 young people attend the student's day to learn about the importance of conservation


Students listen to various presentations throughout the day



The US Fish and Wildlife Services bring magic back into conservation by performing nature-related magic tricks for students



Students participate in a variety of activities throughout the day



Around the Venue



Delegates speak informally



Delegates take photos during the traditional presentation







Daily Web CoverageAbout | 1 Sep | 2 Sep | 3 Sep | 4 Sep | 5 Sep | 6 Sep | 7 Sep | 9 Sep | 10 Sep | Summary
Specific funding for coverage of the IUCN Congress 2016, has been provided by
IUCN and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea
IUCN Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea