Students in the Risk Management and Environment engineering program at ESAIP’s Mediterranean Campus visited the World Conservation Congress in Marseille in early September. Organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this event brings together the global nature conservation community.
The Congress allows IUCN’s 1,400 member organizations, including states, civil society and indigenous peoples, to democratically determine the most pressing issues in nature conservation, as well as the actions to be taken to address them.
ESAIP students were able to visit the Espaces Générations Nature, where national NGOs, local associations, communities and companies shared their commitments and solutions to preserve biodiversity. The program included expert presentations, a giant terrarium, art exhibits, virtual reality discovery of aquatic biodiversity, practical workshops, screenings and debates, games, collaborative works, an escape game, a life-size butterfly aviary, etc.
The protection of the environment and biodiversity is an integral part of the Risk Management and Environment engineering cycle, where students analyze the impact of industrial facilities on the surrounding fauna and flora, the prevention of natural risks that are increasing with global warming, etc.