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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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Intangible Heritage Committee recognizes indigenous and traditional cultural practices

UNESCO release, 29 November 2011 | BALI, INDONESIA: The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held from 22-29 November 2011, in Bali, Indonesia. During the meeting, 11 items were added to the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and 19 others were inscribed on the Representative List, while five best safeguarding practices were selected. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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CEESP North America - Building a Regional Identity

Iain Davidson-Hunt and Peggy Smith, Vice-Chairs, CEESP, North America - In preparing for the IUCN Canada and the US Office of IUCN meetings to provide input to the 2012-2016 draft work program of IUCN, it became apparent that while CEESP has a large North America membership it is not one which interacts on a regional basis. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Report out on Complaint made under OCED Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Norwegian Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) received a complaint against Intex Resources ASA (Intex) from the Future In Our Hands (FIOH) on 26 January 2009 concerning the Mindoro Nickel Project (MNP) in the Philippines.  …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, 11-15 January 2011, Whakatane New Zealand

Update on the Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development Conference

The key messages of the Sharing Power Conference provided guidance to the CEESP Executive Committee in the recent 3-day planning session for the new CEESP manadate and work programme to be presented to the World Conservation Congress being held in Jeju, South Korea (September 2012). …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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The Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities against REDD

The Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities against REDD and for Life calls for a moratorium on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) at the 17th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), until the following concerns are fully addressed and resolved. However, we reserve the right to expand these demands. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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