About the event

The IUCN Leaders Forum gathers 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, in 2022 and focused 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 in 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.

The IUCN Leaders Forum is a unique platform where leaders in environmental science and conservation meet directly with business leaders to interact on the immediate actions that must be taken together to achieve global sustainability and a livable planet for people and nature. Join us for this crucial conversation at the third edition of the IUCN Leaders Forum, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland October 8-10, 2024.

Morning Plenary C