The CIC General Assembly is set to make a triumphant return to Portugal after a hiatus of 60 years.
Taking place in the captivating coastal town of Cascais, the 70th General Assembly promises to be a unique and pivotal event, taking place under the theme Bridges to Biodiversity.
Here are four compelling reasons to pack your bags and join us in Cascais for this historic occasion.
Cultural Tapestry of Cascais
Cascais, steeped in history and vibrant culture, provides an ideal backdrop for a gathering focused on biodiversity and unity.
The theme Bridges to Biodiversity pays homage to Portugal’s historical significance as a hub of cultural exchange, celebrating the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the environment.
Cascais therefore also serves as the perfect location for Members and friends of the CIC to celebrate their shared passion for conservation and sustainable use.
Beyond the official proceedings, the General Assembly will offer a chance to engage in delightful discussions and create lasting memories in this picturesque setting.
Exploring the CIC’s role as a Bridge Builder
The CIC has historically acted as a convener, bringing together stakeholders from diverse sectors and disciplines.
As a bridge builder, the CIC emphasises the importance of alliances working harmoniously to create a truly interconnected world.
Join us as we explore together a number of crucial questions for our organisation and the wider environmental sector.
How can we empower hunters as stewards of nature? How do we bring together rural voices and policymakers? How can we link sustainable use and the wildlife economy?
An Action-Packed Agenda
Cascais will feature a dynamic agenda, featuring Technical Sessions, keynote speakers, and an open forum for in-depth discussions.
It will be an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations that contribute to global change and conservation efforts.
From deep dives into the scientifical realities of wildlife management to unique cultural showcases demonstrating the beauty of the natural world, there will be something for everyone to explore this coming April.
Unveiling the CIC 2030 Strategic Programme
A significant highlight of the 70th General Assembly will be the presentation and adoption of the CIC 2030 Strategic Programme.
Crafted over the past year and built on outputs from the 69th General Assembly, the Programme will look to support global conservation and sustainable development goals in alignment with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
Serving as a roadmap for the CIC until the end of the decade – which also marks the 100th anniversary of the CIC – the 2030 Strategic Programme will be the start of a brand-new chapter for the organisation. Make sure you are there to be a part of it!