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Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, 11-15 January 2011, Whakatane New Zealand

Update on the Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development Conference

The key messages of the Sharing Power Conference provided guidance to the CEESP Executive Committee in the recent 3-day planning session for the new CEESP manadate and work programme to be presented to the World Conservation Congress being held in Jeju, South Korea (September 2012). …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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The Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities against REDD

The Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities against REDD and for Life calls for a moratorium on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) at the 17th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), until the following concerns are fully addressed and resolved. However, we reserve the right to expand these demands. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Forests and People: Property, Governance, and Human Rights

By Johannes Stahl
Edited by Thomas Sikor A human rights-based agenda has received significant attention in writings on general development policy, but less so in forestry. Forests and People presents a comprehensive analysis of the rights-based agenda in forestry, connecting it with existing work on tenure reform, governance rights, and cultural rights,. As the editors note in their introduction, the attention to rights in forestry differs from 'rights-based approaches' in international development and other natural resource fields in three critical ways.   …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Call for papers: Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods

The new, open-access transdisciplinary journal "Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods" (CCC:BSL) aims to critically engage with and disseminate biocultural approaches to understanding and responding to climate change and global change processes. The first issue is now open for submissions. Contributions should emphasise the interconnected reality of indigenous biocultural systems and how they enable adaptive capacity, resilience and mitigation. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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The Green Development Initiative by CEESP member Francis Vorhies

The Green Development Initiative has published a Reference Guide for review called Conserving our planet, hectare by hectare.  The Green Development Initiative (GDI) is an international response to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It aims to establish an international standard and certification scheme for CBD-compliant land management. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development

The lives of women around the world have improved dramatically, at a pace and scope difficult to imagine even 25 years ago. Women have made unprecedented gains in rights, education, health, and access to jobs and livelihoods. More countries than ever guarantee equal rights in property, marriage, and other domains. Gendergaps in primary schooling have closed in many countries, while in a third of all countries girls now outnumber boys in secondary school. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Indigenous and local communities meet with governments to discuss traditional knowledge and the implementation of the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 Montreal, 1 November 2011

Representatives of indigenous and local communities from around the world are meeting side by side with delegates from Governments for this week in Montreal to discuss ways to integrate traditional knowledge related to biodiversity protection into the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by the Parties to the Convention in Nagoya, Japan, in October last year. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Sevettijarvi Declaration September 2011

On 25‐30 September 2011, representatives of indigenous peoples' local assessments carried out in China, Ecuador, Finland, India, North America, Panama, Peru and Thailand under the Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) initiative met in the community of Sevettijärvi, located in the boreal forest of North East Finland. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Policy Matters 18: Macroeconomic Policies, Livelihoods and Sustainability launched in New Delhi at the CEESP Exec Com and 77 th IUCN Council meetings.

 PM18 was launched at a special function with CEESP Executive Committee members, IUCN Councillors and Secretariat staff in New Delhi, India on 9 November 2011. IUCN DG Julia Marton-Lefevre launched the edition together with PM18 Guest Editor, Alejandro Nadal (Co-Chair of TEMTI) and Aroha Mead, Chair of CEESP. One of the contributing authors, Aseem Shrivastava fron India was also present. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Una posición hacia Río+ 20 de las Mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe

Apoyado y preparado por El Grupo Principal de Mujeres / A position of the Latin American and the Caribbean Women towards Río +20 Sobre nuestros aportes hacia Río+20: Las mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe, al igual que en otras partes del Planeta, son un sector diverso en opinión y cultura. Concuerdan en la búsqueda de la equidad, la igualdad, la justicia social y ambiental como son ejes fundamentales para alcanzar el desarrollo sostenible de esta región y el Planeta. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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