In a few weeks the world’s conservation community will converge in Jeju, South Korea for the World Conservation Congress. This is a rare opportunity for IUCN member organisations, the Secretariat and Commission members to meet together to report on achievements, elect a new President, Council and Commission Chairs and most importantly plan for the future. It’s hard to imagine that 4 years has already passed since I was elected Chair of CEESP at the WCC in 2009. What an amazing experience it has been!
By: Catie Burlando, Elaine Hsiao, Daniela Barguil Gallardo and Md. Biozid Jessorey
CEESP Youth Network members are actively involved in the preparation of World Conservation Congress events in Jeju. In April we submitted a successful proposal to the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) thanks to the collaboration of Peggy Smith from Lakehead University and vice-Chair of CEESP North America and Caribbean Region (project coordinator) and the Canadian Committee for the IUCN. The proposal will cover a part of the costs associated with travel for 6 young professionals, including a member of the fishing community of Tárcoles in Costa Rica.
For those members who are attending the World Conference Congress in Jeju next month, we have established a special webpage to share the latest updates on the WCC and to highlight information of particular interest to CEESP. …
Prepared by TGER co-chairs, Dr. Janis Bristol Alcorn and Juanita Cabrera Lopez The objective of the CEESP TGER (Thematic group on Governance, Equity and Rights) is improved governance and equity through a rights-based approach to conservation. TGER has maintained a steady number of around 330 members from over 40 countries over the past four years. By strengthening a positive, forward movement in ‘rights-based approaches to conservation’ (RBA), TGER members working together are helping IUCN to re-vision and reframe conservation as a more socially-just activity. …
GUEST EDITORIAL: The Responsibility for Bringing Humanity Back into Balance with Nature by Dr Ashok Koshla
A Sustainable World must, by definition, be a Renewable World. A renewable world is one in which the world’s natural capital is used without being used up. It draws its sustenance freely from nature’s resources, but without depleting them to a point where they are no longer available or affordable. A Renewable World must, in practice, be a Fair World. Extremes of affluence and poverty are not compatible with the imperatives of a renewable or sustainable world. The very rich tend to over utilize those resources (usually of ancient origin such as minerals, fossil fuels, virgin forests and environmental sinks) that cannot be replaced and the very poor have to survive by over dependence on living resources (such as soils, waters and biomass) that can then no longer regenerate themselves. The limits of nature are inherently and inexorably transgressed by both the diseases, affluenza and povertitis, conditions that are now clearly terminal. …
On Wednesday 20 June 2012, the Equator Prize 2012 Award Ceremony was held as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall. Celebrating both the 10-year anniversary of the Equator Initiative and the 20-year anniversary of the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme, the evening was a vibrant celebration of local action in thematic areas such as food security, freshwater access, sustainable energy, oceans and biodiversity. …
The Rio+20 Conference has been and gone and overall there have been many reports on the meeting expressing disappointment at the failing of governments to chart out a bold new plan for the "Future we Want." This section provides reports from a range of CEESP members who participated in various activities within the hectic Rio+20 calendar of events. …
Por: Vivienne Solís Rivera. CoopeSoliDar R.L, CEESP-Centro América, México y el Caribe, Grupo Mayor de Mujeres Un cálido y bello Río de Janeiro atendió a más de 50.000 personas que asistimos a la Conferencia para el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas con grandes expectativas para el trabajo y los planteamientos concretos para la acción global en referencia a dos objetivos particulares:
- La economía verde en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible y la erradicación de la pobreza.
- El marco institucional para el desarrollo sostenible.
The CEESP Theme on the Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (TEMTI) will be launching a new TEMTI Series on Analytical Perspectives on Global Sustainability. The objective of this new series is to provide material for the analysis and interpretation of current problems concerning social and environmental sustainability at national and global levels.
|Follow-Up for CEESP related WCC Resolutions|
|The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity|
|Economics @ IUCN|
|Joint TGER-TILCEPA Task Force Established|
|New CEESP Agrofuels Network|