GGN 2016 Archive
The 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks was held from the 27th to the 30th September, 2016, in Torquay, English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, United Kingdom, and was attended by 700 delegates from 63 countries. During the conference Delegates engaged in discussions, workshops and meetings and listened to fascinating presentations from UNESCO Global Geoparks all around the world, visited geological, historical, community and creative sites around the Geopark and as well as attending fantastic events at partner sites and integrating with the local community.
View the full Conference Programme (PDF)
View the Field Trip Guide (PDF)
View the Abstract Book (PDF)
View the English Riviera Declaration (PDF)
View the Herald Express post conference supplement click here
The official photo record, presentations, videos and examples of social media coverage covering all aspects of the conference can be found here
Earth Echoes Opening Ceremony Performance
Worshops and Presentations
A further panel discussion and workshop titled "Disaster Risk Reduction at UNESCO Global Geoparks,ways forward" took place alongside a futher 260 presentations that addressed the other conference themes.
No UNESCO Global Geopark conference is complete without fieldtrips, and despite being one of the smaller UGG’s the English Riviera certainly had a multitude of wonderful sites that showed the internationally significant geology and integrated history, heritage, natural environment and culture at its best.