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PEOPLES AGREEMENT

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

Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development UPDATE

Plans for the CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development ”, are well advanced. The dates and venue are confirmed, 11-15 January, 2011, Liberty Centre, Whakatane, New Zealand. …  

21 May 2010 | Event

International Conference on the Traditional Economy in Melanesia, Vanuatu, June 2010

Chair Aroha Mead will be participating in this event. This international conference is being co-hosted by the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) and the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, with support from the Christensen Fund. …  

21 May 2010 | Event

Launch of the Climate Himalaya Initiative, 5 June

Recognizing various ongoing climate change phenomena in the Himalayan Mountains, a group of people and organizations from the Himalayas have proposed a collaborative initiative, called ‘Climate Himalaya Initiative'. …  

21 May 2010 | Event

Cultural re-generation in Cape York Peninsula

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Wuthathi Land Trust have secured funding from The Christensen Fund to undertake an Indigenous cultural re-generation project on Cape York Peninsula, Australia. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Governance of protected areas and ICCAs highlighted at CBD SBSTTA, Nairobi May 2010

Governance of protected areas and ICCAs (comprising indigenous peoples' territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities) featured centrally in the discussion of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in May 2010 and are now importantly included in the recommendation to COP 10. IUCN CEESP in cooperation with the ICCA Consortium and UNEP/WCMC organized two well-attended side events at SBSTTA on these very topics. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Community conservation areas as bulwarks against climate change

Community action is at the heart of several connectivity conservation initiatives in Australia that aim to protect biodiversity, and strengthen the resilience of ecosystems so that they can survive and adapt to climate change and other threats. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Community Conservation in Practice Workshop, Tofino, B.C., Canada, May 2010

The Global Diversity Fund (GDF), IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) co-sponsored a workshop on ‘ Community Conservation in Practice ' (CCIP) from 6 – 8 May 2010, in Tofino, British Columbia. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

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