Workshop in Honduras - Working with Afro-descendant Women

CEESP Centroamérica apoya en la discusión del tema de Género y cambio climático

By Vivienne Solis Rivera Hay diferencias significativas en el modo en que las mujeres están enfrentando los efectos del cambio climático. Estas han de ser tomadas en cuenta, en atención a los derechos humanos de las mujeres y a la urgencia de la región centroamericana para aliviar los embates que ya enfrenta como consecuencia de este fenómeno global. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Democratising Food and Agricultural Research – citizens’ transforming knowledge and ways of knowing

By Michel Pimbert Throughout the world, agricultural research has largely been thought of as the domain of scientific experts, with farmers at the receiving end of the research outputs. If a crop variety or policy fails, farmers are often blamed for their “ignorance and inability” to farm correctly. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

When a Bill Passes in the Wilderness, Does Anyone Hear?

Iain Davidson-Hunt and Peggy Smith, CEESP Vice-Chairs, North America, Catie Burlando, CEESP Member The North American boreal forest is home for many Indigenous Peoples and has become a highly publicized contested ground in the international debate on conservation versus development. Some private sector companies are pursuing potential wealth from natural resource extraction and development (e.g. timber, minerals, tar sands, hydroelectric development) while Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGOs), with significant funding from private foundations, are pursuing a “protectionist” agenda that is well publicized internationally. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Philippines: Hope at last?

On the 30th June Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was elected President of the Philippines. He is the only son of former president Corazon Aquino and her husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino II, both revered for leading the struggle to restore democracy in the archipelago of over 7,000 islands and 90 million people. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

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Update on the Call for Contributions

The Call for Contributions is open for the IUCN-CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, being held in Whakatāne, New Zealand, 11-15th January 2011. This Conference is a partnership between IUCN CEESP and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. …  

07 Sep 2010 | Event
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Tercer taller sobre Biodiversidad y Turismo

“Taller para comunidades indígenas y locales en América Latina y el Caribe sobre nuevas tecnologías de la información, turismo y biodiversidad en ecosistemas forestales”. …  

27 May 2010 | News story

Draft Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

One of the outcomes of the Cochabamba World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, was discussion over a draft universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
This draft Declaration promotes a fundamental shift in decision-making about the utilisation of natural resources. …  

24 May 2010 | News story


A historical Conference occured in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April. An estimated 30,00 people participated to discuss a comprehensive programe of action on climate change and the 'Rights of Mother Earth'. This is final version of the 'PEOPLES AGREEMENT' from Cochabamba. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Environmental refugees in the Pacific

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Noho documents the plight of the people of Takuu.  One of the first films to record a community evacuating their home because of climate change. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Empowering Women is Good for Global Business & Development

Over the last several decades, it has become accepted wisdom that improving the status of women is one of the most critical levers of international development. When women are educated and can earn and control income, a number of good results follow: infant mortality declines, child health and nutrition improve, agricultural productivity rises, population growth slows, economies expand, and cycles of poverty are broken. …  

23 May 2010 | News story

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