IUCN looking back to the future in 2068

30 June 2008 | News story

Will nature be safe sixty years from now? Has the world’s oldest and largest environmental network been instrumental in achieving its main goals? What will be the new focus of IUCN in 2068 -- conserving biodiversity or something that we cannot even imagine today?

Ahead of the World Conservation Congress in October 2008, IUCN’s current Council Members are taking us on a trip in to the future. It is 2068 and leaders from all over the world and from all walks of environmental, economic and social life are looking at the achievements and shortcomings of humanity and the global conservation movement over the past sixty years.

The Union’s Council is the principal governing body of IUCN. Elected at the World Conservation Congress for a four year term it brings vision, strategic direction and accountability to the Union.

Find out who are the skeptics and who’s looking at the world through more rose tinted glasses:

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