2012 IUCN Conservation Trends Platform*

In 2012, five hundred seventy one events (including workshops, posters, knowledge café discussions, pavilion events, etc.), were organized by Commissions, Members, partners and Secretariat Programmes around the Congress theme “Nature+”. Each day events explored aspects of five themes that corresponded to the core programme priorities for the 2013-2016 inter-sessional period (Climate Change, Food Security, Development, Governance and People, and Biodiversity).

Type of event Number of events
Workshop 150
Conservation Campus 45
Knowledge Café 109
Poster 132
Pavilion event 130
World Leaders Dialogue 5

To capitalize on this wealth of knowledge and expertise and resulting vision, a 2012 Conservation Trends Platform is provided that draws on the discussions and results of the workshops . The Platform provides a means to access documents, PowerPoint presentations and other material associated with workshops for which such information is available. It is designed to facilitate sharing of information about core issues; to sustain the energy developed in the Forum and to promote concrete conservation actions. It provides a means to report success (and challenges). Ideally, it will provide a window to monitor progress in our conservation efforts over the next four years.

Overview of the 2012 Conservation Trends Platform

A huge amount of material was developed, in various forms and formats for workshops in advance and during the Forum. The Conservation Trends Platform gathers the material together from the workshops in relation to each daily theme and the trends that were identified in relation to that theme.

Organization of the platform

The platform is organized following the 2012 Forum´s five Daily Themes (Climate Change, Food Security, Development, Governance and People, and Biodiversity). Each Daily Theme contains the following information:

  1. Daily Theme:
  2. Brief explanation about the daily theme.
  3. Conservation trends:
  4. Main conservation trends emerging from workshops and other Forum events each day.
    -List of relevant workshops
    -Documentation
    -Other material added

The Conservation Trends platform is a “legacy” from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress that provides a rich resource for conservation practitioners, resource stewards, policy makers and others interested in fostering successful conservation actions.

Linking workshop content and results with the daily themes and trends

The content of the 2012 Conservation Trends Platform reflects IUCN’s “One Programme Approach” that characterized the organization of the 2012 Forum by engaging workshop organizers, Commission leadership, and Secretariat Staff in its development.

The core of the 2012 Conservation Trends Platform will comprise the documentation that is available from selected 2012 workshops, which may include the following: workshop abstract; agenda; background documents; Power point presentations; video clips; conclusions, commitments, results; and the contact coordinates of the workshop organizer and other presenters. In addition, workshop organizers, commission representatives and Secretariat staff are invited to contribute appropriate material in relation to their respective Forum session/s by uploading it on their web-space.

Keyword search ability will also let users access information on key topics.

* The Conservation Trends Platform is a feature of the 2012 Congress. Events from the 2008 Congress are not included in these trends but can nevertheless be searched by keywords, journeys, streams and event types.

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