This event hosted over 1,000 participants from more than 50 countries, including experts, government officials, researchers, scientists, and geopark representatives. The theme of the conference was “Geoparks, fostering sustainable development and protecting geological heritage.”
The plenary sessions covered a wide range of topics, including the role of geoparks in sustainable development, the conservation of geological heritage, and the education and outreach activities of geoparks. One of the plenary sessions was on the “Role of geoparks in fostering sustainable development.” This session discussed how geoparks can be used to promote sustainable development by conserving natural resources, promoting renewable energy, and developing sustainable tourism.
Another plenary session was on the “Conservation of geological heritage.” This session discussed the importance of conserving geological heritage for future generations. It also discussed the challenges of conserving geological heritage, such as climate change and human activities.
A third plenary session was on the “Education and outreach activities of geoparks.” This session discussed how geoparks can be used to educate the public about geology and the importance of conservation. It also discussed the different outreach activities that geoparks can use, such as public lectures, field trips, and educational materials.