The Australian Committee for IUCN
EVENTS / OVERVIEW
Global IUCN Events
The Congress is the place where IUCN’s more than 1,300 Member organisations exercise their rights, influence the global conservation agenda and guide IUCN’s work plan for the four years to follow.
The Promise of Sydney is the key output document of the World Parks Congress and can be accessed via the link to the left.
Australian Committee Events
ACIUCN runs various high-profile events to bring together the Australian Membership of IUCN and ACIUCN from across government, NGOs and academia in order to advise on best practice policy and decision making in Australia and beyond.
These events range from the annual two-day flagship Science Informing Policy Symposium Series series; to high-profile cross-institutional workshops and roundtable discussions on key environmental topics including the Great Barrier Reef, Heritage and Northern Australia; to guest speaker events and book launches.
The Science Informing Policy Symposium Series
In 2011, ACIUCN launched a new annual symposium series. Our aim is to use the unique apolitical and cross–sectoral status of IUCN to convene experts from across government, academic and NGO sectors to discuss strategic conservation issues. ACIUCN partners with members of IUCN and other conservation bodies to plan and hold the event and produce an output publication.
Each symposium brings an evidence-based and scientific voice to a major environmental policy debate, providing a platform for sharing experience and knowledge from conservation practitioners and distilling this collective wisdom into practical policy recommendations.
Each Symposium usually takes place over two days with numbers kept deliberately under 120 to allow for real participation and high networking value. The style is collegiate with the maximum amount of time allowed for discussion. We also endeavour to provide an evening drinks event for informal exchange and social interaction. The outcome of each symposium will vary, in some cases a statement of recommended policy options, but in others a full publication.
Maintaining Australia's Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation
Roundtables & workshops
Great Barrier Reef Consultations
Australia's Heritage Strategy
Developments in Global Oceans Governance and Conservation