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SIDS New Emerging Issues meeting, UN DESA

On 14-16 May 2013, in Cambridge, United Kingdom, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) co-hosted an expert group meeting on “Emerging Issues in Small Islands Developing States.”  …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP Youth Network and the Task Force on Interngenerational Partnership for Sustainability: Beginning a new programme for 2013-2016

Using the 2012 World Conservation Congress and the resulting Action Plan on Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership (available here) as a spring board for the implementation of the new IUCN programme, young CEESP members are active leaders within the Commission, collaborating across Commissions, and leading Working Groups within the Task Force on Inter generational Partnership for Sustainability (Task Force or IPS). …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Theme on culture and conservation co-chairs updates

Theme on culture and conservation co-chairs Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua and Dr Elise Huffer have initiated a community capacity building exchange program between communities that live on World Heritage sites in the Pacific, Canada, Africa and Australia, in collaboration with the theme on sustainable livelihood Co chairs Iain Davidson Hunt and Masego Madzmawuse. …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP TGER Chair and South America Regional Chair meet at the Potato Festival in Lima, Peru

Dr. Janis Alcorn (CEESP TGER) visited Pierina Benites Alfaro,  the CEESP Vice Chair for Latin America, at the IVth Festival of the Potato, in the Parque de la Exposicion, in Lima Peru on 1 June 2013.  Pierina managed the exhibit of certified seeds from the FAO Andean Potato Seed project, for which she is a consultant.  …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Spanish Website for CEESP

In 2012, as part of the Work Plan of the CEESP Regional Vice President Office for South America, Gonzalo Zambrana Avila designed the CEESP website in Spanish, for the use of Spanish-speaking members. …   | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP Youth Network: An agenda for action

The CEESP Youth Network envisions an intergenerational community of leaders who learn and work together within and through IUCN, for a just, sustainable and peaceful world. The goals of the CEESP Youth Network for the next four years are to: 1) recognize and support emerging leaders in the structures, policies and activities of CEESP; 2) promote the involvement of youth in the development of CEESP's four prioritiy areas for 2013-2016; and 3) foster cross-commission collaboration and participation. …  

19 Mar 2013 | Article
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Culture & Conservation Priorities

The Theme on Culture and Conservation is in the process of forming new Working Groups. Trisha Kehaulani Watson from Hawai'I has agreed to lead a working group on WCC Resolution 5.115 "Strengthening biocultural diversity and traditional ecological knowledge in the Asia-Pacific Island region". …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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Update from SULi – the CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group

SULi has been busy in the last few months, with work focusing on establishing our new membership (with many new members from other parts of CEESP), planning work for the quadrennium, and taking forward work on small scale fisheries, indigenous knowledge, the economics of wildlife trade, and wild meat.

 
 

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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Degraded Lands is a Value-Loaded Term

Degraded lands” is a term that is increasingly used to identify priority areas for restoration or development. Yet degradation is a complex term, laden with value judgments and perspectives. Areas that fall in this category have attracted negative labels such as waster lands, unoccupied lands and so forth and yet in the eyes of resources users what is considered degraded lands could be viewed in the positive as fallow land set aside to recover. …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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Developing the Human Dependency on Nature Framework – Update on the process

The Human Dependency on Nature Framework is one of two new knowledge'baskets' included in the IUCN Global Programme for which CEESP has a lead role. The main goal of the IUCN Human Dependency on Nature Framework is to assess, document and communicate the role and importance of non-farmed natural/ wild resources for communities’ food and nutrition security.  …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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