The largest nature conservation organization, the IUCN, opens its world congress in Marseille on Friday, September 3. At the end of a three-day visit to the Marseille city, Emmanuel Macron will participate in the inauguration of this meeting, scheduled until September 11.
In the morning, he went out to sea in the famous Calanques natural park, announcing the holding in France of a “One ocean summit” at the end of 2021-beginning of 2022. The state of the oceans, affected by global warming as well as by pollution, especially plastic, is one of the important topics of the congress.
Twice postponed because of the pandemic, the congress is part of an important round of negotiations leading to the COP15 biodiversity to be held in China in April 2022. At this conference, the international community must adopt a text aimed at “live in harmony with nature” by 2050, with intermediate targets for 2030.