IUCN Leaders Forum Sessions

These are some of the sesssions you can expect to attend at the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024. In addition, the forum includes a strong networking component and “by invitation only” meetings. This will enable leaders in their respective capacities to discuss road maps, propose concrete actions, establish coalitions, and make informed decisions.
The full programme will be announced here soon.


The official opening ceremony of the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 will feature high-level representation from the Swiss government, IUCN President Razan Al-Mubarak, Indigenous and private sector leadership. They will set the stage for the discussion on how leadership from various sectors can harness innovative solutions to the triple planetary crises.


Join these inspiring talks with leaders and innovators who are trailblazers in their field. You will get to hear their presentations and ask them questions. 


  • Innovating action for nature and people
  • Nexus equilibrium - uniting for nature, Indigenous peoples and climate harmony
  • Beyond growth: alternative business models within the planetary boundaries
  • AI for conservation - new frontiers
  • Nurturing the seeds for regenerative agriculture
  • The true cost of greening the world
  • What does a just energy transition look like?
  • Leveraging private philanthropy to reach the global goals for nature
  • Deploying blended finance to scale for nature and climate
  • Biodiversity credits as a tool for transformative change
  • Innovative resourcing for protected and conserved areas
  • Replacing the drivers of extinction


These by-invitation only sessions convened and chaired by IUCN leadership are a closed-door, intimate space for leaders to have action-oriented conversations on planetary solutions. They can also be co-convened between IUCN and partners and will focus on very specific issues and immideate necessary outcomes and outputs. 


Come and listen to inspiring young leaders and entrepreneurs as they pitch their innovative solutions to address some of the most complex nature and biodiversity challenges of our time. Following a short pitch presentation, each changemaker will respond to questions from a jury panel as well as the audience.


IUCN invites participants on site to experience an exciting interactive journey to discover IUCN’s innovative tools and products applicable to the private sector across a range of industries. You will engage with IUCN experts, use these tools and products first-hand, and learn about how they’re being applied by peers across different sectors. Participants will explore practical ways to collaborate with IUCN, and identify how the deployment of IUCN’s expertise can support the advancement of your business sustainability goals. It’s an interactive, digital journey – so bring your smartphones along!