CEESP at Rio 2012

CEESP members Vivienne Solis-Rivera and Grazia-Borrini-Feyerabend are holding a series of events during the upcoming Rio 2012 Summit at the Cupola do Povos. Vivienne is dealing with issues related to the Women’s Major Group, TAI ( the issue of access to participation, justice and information concerning Principle 10) and issues related to marine conservation and small scale fisheries within the Peasant Major Group. Grazia will be following ICCA’s and related issues, including holding the following workshop. …  

08 May 2012 | News story
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CEESP Inter-generational Youth Advisor, Catie Burlando, completes PhD

CEESP Inter-generational Youth Advisor, Catie Burlando, completed her PhD thesis this year. Her thesis was on land use planning policy in the Far North Region of Ontario: Conservation targets, politics of scale, and the role of civil society organizations in Aboriginal-state relations.


08 May 2012 | News story
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Indigenous Women: key actors in poverty and hunger eradication

The Commission on the Status of Women at its Fifty-sixth Session, adopted a resolution "Indigenous Women: key actors in poverty and hunger eradication" (E/CN.6/2012/L.6).


07 May 2012 | News story
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Meeting with communities for the pilot Whakatane Assessment in Ob Luang, Thailand January 2012

Progress Report of the Whakatane Mechanism

Since January 2011, the Whakatane Mechanism has been piloted in two places: at Mount Elgon in western Kenya and in Ob Luang National Park in northern Thailand. Discussions are underway now between IUCN, CEESP, FPP and indigenous peoples organisations to develop a framework for scaling out the Mechanism.  

07 May 2012 | News story
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Managing Natural Resources For Post-Conflict Reintegration and Recovery

At the end of February 2012, Mark van der Wal, a TECS member represented IUCN and TECS at a workshop on MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES FOR POST-CONFLICT REINTEGRATION AND RECOVERY in Montreux , Switzerland. …  

07 May 2012 | News story
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The new CEESP-SSC Specialist Group at the recent SSC Chairs’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, CEESP Chair Aroha Mead, Chair Rosie Cooney, and SSC Chair Simon Stuart embrace the new collaboration.

Introducing Rosie Cooney & SULi: the New CEESP-SSC Specialist Group on Sustainable use and Livelihoods

In recent months a new collaboration between CEESP and the Species Survival Commission has been taking shape. The SULi Specialist Group is a cross-Commissional Specialist Group focused on the sustainable use of wild living resources. CEESP members with expertise and experience on this issue are warmly invited to get in touch and engage in this. …  

07 May 2012 | News story
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Call for an Intergenerational IUCN-wide Logo

Design a winning logo to be used globally by the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability. …  

30 Apr 2012 | Article

Bishop Geoff Davies, Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institution, South Africa

Faith in the convention: a spirit of trust at climate talks

The world’s major religions have become increasingly engaged in environmental issues in recent years. At this week’s UNFCCC COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) is one example of how major faiths are not only getting involved in climate change debates, but are uniting across faiths in order to speak with one voice on issues of environmental justice. …  

08 Dec 2011 | News story

‘Virtuous circles’ can help secure food supplies and address climate change

A book published today by IIED and CEESP paints a vivid picture of an alternative future in which food, energy and water supplies are sustainable and in the control of local communities. The book show how the linear systems that shape our world are flawed as they assume a limitless supply of resources and a limitless capacity for the environment to absorb waste and pollution. The global food system's dependence on fossil fuels that contribute to local pollution and global warming is just one example of an unsustainable system. …  

08 Dec 2011 | Article
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