The Forum is a grand public gathering hosted by the world’s conservation community, bringing together people from all over the world to discuss, share and learn.

Addressing the world’s most pressing sustainable development challenges, the Forum offers four days of debates, workshops, dialogues, art and film, roundtable discussions, training courses, music and exhibitions on the following three streams:

More than 800 events will take place during the four days of the Forum. About 10% of them are organized by the IUCN Secretariat; the rest run by IUCN members, Commissions and partners.

To help participants make sense of the content-rich agenda and to create focus groups and knowledge networks around specific topics, IUCN has created 13 Journeys through the Forum. Journeys will enable participants to navigate easily through all types of events on a specific theme or sub-theme. Global thematic workshops, sustainability dialogues, knowledge cafés, and conservation cinema will all feature in the following Journeys: Energy, Markets & Business, Environmental Law & Governance, Rights and Livelihoods, Mediterranean, Protected Areas, Islands Marine, Forest, Production Landscapes, Species, Water, Biocultural Diversity, including Indigenous Peoples.

All events aim to share knowledge, to build understanding and consensus, and to form new alliances and partnerships.