8-10 October 2024

IUCN Leaders Forum

Join us in Geneva, Switzerland for the third edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum.


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About the IUCN Leaders Forum


The IUCN Leaders Forum is an annual event, gathering leaders and changemakers from around the world, in-person, to discuss innovative solutions to critical global challenges, make bold commitments, build partnerships and catalyse action for impactful change in nature conservation and sustainability.

The inaugural IUCN Leaders Forum took place in Jeju Province, Republic of Korea, from 13 – 15 October 2022 and focussed on Building nature-positive economies and societies. The event brought together over 500 leaders and changemakers from national and subnational governments, the private sector, international organisations, and indigenous and youth-led organisations.

The second edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 11 to 13 October 2023, and focused on moving the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in December 2022, into action. With the theme, Global goals for nature: Tracking progress, financing success, the event enabled actors from across sectors to discuss and better understand different stakeholder responsibilities and contributions to the GBF, and mobilise for action. In addition, the IUCN Leaders Forum offered a platform to discuss how to measure, monitor and report on the goals, and tackled critical questions around financing the global goals for nature.

Why attend?

Network with fellow leaders

Exchange with fellow leaders

Learn from global experts

Learn from global experts

Build powerful connections

Build powerful connections

Learn from global experts

Collaborate with young changemakers

Watch highlights from our previous editions

IUCN Leaders Forum 2023

IUCN Leaders Forum 2022

IUCN LF 2022
“A forum like the IUCN Leaders Forum is extremely useful because it brings all stakeholders together around the table to discuss at the same time, the right issues particularly with regard to financing nature-based solutions which become essential in fighting not only nature challenges, but also climate challenges.” Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner, Lombard Odier Group
LF 2022
“The IUCN Leaders Forum is really a testament to the need for collective action. IUCN through its vast and diverse membership – was able to bring actors from government, civil society, indigenous populations, members from youth, private sector – all convening equally around a common table and a collective goal to bring nature as a priority in the global agenda.” Razan Al Mubarak, President, IUCN
IUCN LF 2022
“The IUCN Leaders Forum provided a unique platform for discussing, developing and implementing innovative ideas for a nature-positive future.” Vriko Yu, Co-founder and CEO, Archireef and IUCN Leaders Forum 2022 Changemaker

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union of government and civil society organisations. Together, we work to advance sustainable development and create a just world that values and conserves nature.