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CEESP Youth Network: Notes from the Steering Committee Meeting

Catie Burlando -CEESP Intergenerational Advisor Strengthening the CEESP Youth Network. Promoting intergenerational partnerships. Strengthening regional and thematic communication and cooperation. Participating at the World Conservation Congress. These are some of the goals the CEESP Youth Leadership Team has set out to engage youth in discussions of conservation and sustainable development within and through CEESP. These goals were also presented at the CEESP Steering Committee meeting, which convened in Delhi November 9-11. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Nigel Crawhall

Report back on Governance, Rights, TK/IKS and adaptation

TILCEPA Chair Nigel Crawhall participated in a working group discuss ing rights and governance issues related to the integration of traditional / indigenous knowledge into national adaptation policy and platforms. H e noted that both indigenous and State systems have normative aspects of governance. The indigenous and other long established rural local systems are located in specific biological and landscape contexts. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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The ‘do's and don'ts of supporting forest conservation and restoration initiatives by local communities and indigenous peoples

(By Simone Lovera) The objectives of the participatory seminar were to provide a space for representatives of indigenous peoples, peasant movements, women's movements and local communities to voice and share their experiences and views on the most appropriate, equitable and effective ways in which outsiders can support the initiatives of indigenous peoples and local communities to conserve and restore their forests and other ecosystems that play a key role in climate change mitigation and resilience. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Alejandro Nadal

Teach-in on Climate Change, Money and Power

Alejandro Nadal (TEMTI Co-Chair) is one of the speakers at a nightly "teach-in" from 8 PM to 11 PM at the University of KwaZulu Natal, under the general coordination of Patrick Bond, Director, Center for Civil Society at the School of Development Studies of UKZN. The 'teach-in' runs from December 2-10 and involves speakers from many backgrounds exchanging experiences about peoples struggles to conserve their livelihoods in many countries. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Kirsten Walker

New Co-Chairs of SPICEH appointed, Rodrigo de la Cruz & Kristen Walker

CEESP and CEL have appointed two Co-Chairs to lead the newly formed joint Commission Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws and Human Rights (SPICEH). Kristen Walker Painemilla (USA) and Rodrigo de la Cruz (Ecuador). 
 

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Participants of the event.

Highlighting communities role in conservation, livelihoods and culture

About 50 participants from all over Europe convened in the beautiful Italian town of Gerace in Calabria, close to the Southern tip of Europe, to share, illustrate and discuss experiences on community conservation in the continent, many of which can be resumed as “ICCAs”—an acronym standing for “indigenous peoples’ conserved territories and community conserved areas”. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story

Call for Chair and Members of New CEESP/CEL Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH)

Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH) The Chairs of CEESP and CEL seek nominations for the position of  SPICEH Chair (or two Co-Chairs) as well as new members. Candidates for the Chair(s) should preferably be familiar with both CEESP and CEL, and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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Whakatane Assessments are moving ahead

The IUCN and CEESP, in partnership with indigenous peoples’ organisations (IPOs) and the Forest Peoples Programme,  will soon pilot rights-based assessments of protected areas called the “Whakatane Assessments”. The agreement between indigenous peoples’ representatives, chairs of IUCN Commissions, conservation organizations and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) that lead to the design of these assessments, as well as a number of other key decisions regarding indigenous peoples’ rights, was described in the last CEESP Newsletter. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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How Do Community-based Legal Programs Work Understanding the Process and Benefits of a Pilot Program to Advance Women’s Property Rights in Uganda | Krista Jacobs, Meredith Saggers, Sophie Namy 2011

Women’s property rights, especially access to land, are increasingly recognized as critical to achieving poverty reduction and gender equality. Research shows that community-based legal aid programs are a viable approach to improving legal knowledge and women’s access to legal resources to address property issues. From 2009-2010, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) implemented and evaluated a pilot program to strengthen women’s property rights. …  

03 Aug 2011 | Article

TEMTI page

Update from the Theme on the Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (TEMTI)

TEMTI Chair Alejandro Nadal provides an insight into TEMTI's approach to sustainability and economics. TEMTI is a working group of the Commission for Environmental, Economic and Social Policies (CEESP). Its core mandate is to provide practical and enabling information, as well as relevant policy options on issues lying at the intersection between economics and environmental and social sustainability. The objective is to enhance and maintain the capacity of CEESP’s members and of the entire Union to address matters related to economic issues and policies that affect sustainability at the local, national and international levels. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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