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Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development – Conference Report

The Sharing Power Conference was held in Whakatane, New Zealand, 11-15 January, co-sponsored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP) and two Mäori (indigenous) organizations, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (a tribal authority) and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (a tribal university). As described on the Conference website: …  

02 May 2011 | News story
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Opportunity to join new TILCEPA Groups

The Theme on Indigenous & Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCPEA) is currently recruiting new members to join two new work areas - the TILCEPA Mountain Social Policy SG and the TILCEPA Marine Social Policy SG. …  

02 May 2011 | News story
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Landmark conference on land grabbing: large-scale agricultural investments do undermine food security

Participants at the International Conference on Global Land Grabbing overwhelmingly found that land grabbing is occurring at a scale and speed as never before, and resulting in widespread displacement and dispossession of rural and urban communities, especially smallhold agricultural producers. Held on 6-8 April at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, the Conference was organised by the Land Deals Politics Initiative (LDPI) in collaboration with the Journal of Peasant Studies and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium at the IDS. …  

02 May 2011 | Article
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IUCN to review and advance implementation of the "new conservation paradigm", focusing on rights of indigenous peoples

PRESS INFORMATION – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14th, 2011 International Union for the Conservation of Nature to review and advance implementation of the ‘new conservation paradigm’, focusing on rights of indigenous peoples. 

02 May 2011 | News story
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Comments from the Chair (Issue 0710 | May 2011)

“Because the planet can’t sustain our current development model” was the sub-heading of the successful CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, held in Whakatane New Zealand 12-15 January. …  

02 May 2011 | News story
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CEESP Steering Committee Meeting, Whakatane NZ

The CEESP Steering Committee met in Whakatane, New Zealand 1-12 January 2011, immediately before the Sharing Power Conference. …  

02 May 2011 | News story
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U.N. Prepares to Debate Whether 'Mother Earth' Deserves Human Rights Status

United Nations diplomats on Wednesday will set aside pressing issues of international peace and security to devote an entire day debating the rights of “Mother Earth.” …  

02 May 2011 | News story
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Rick Steiner

Marine conservation biologist honored by Alaska Legislature

Veteran marine conservation biologist (and CEESP Member) Rick Steiner is being recognized by the 27th Alaska Legislature for his outstanding public service to the University of Alaska, and the impact of his work internationally. …  

02 May 2011 | News story
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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

VII World Conference on Bioethics to be held in Spain

The VII World Conference on Bioethics iss going to be held in Gijón (Spain) from 19th to 22nd September 2011. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story
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