Sustaining Resilience in Ecosystem Services

Contact Information: Steve Edwards, CEM Regional Chair North America & English and Spanish speaking Caribbean: sre@prxs.org

Pakistan, Northern Areas - April 2006

 

In this journey we explore various facets of ecosystem management with an eye on better understanding the importance of resilience in maintaining ecosystem services.  Our journey begins with an opportunity to learn something about resilience in a Conservation Campus course. Through a series of workshops and Knowledge Café discussions we examine the essential roles local stewards play in promoting resilience, how governance can affect sustainability of delivery of ecosystem services, how protected areas serve to enhance resilience in the face of climate change. We anticipate forwarding to the Commission and Programme on Ecosystem Management recommendations to foster greater recognition of “First Stewardship” and “Resilience” to sustain delivery of needed ecosystem services.

Friday, 7 September - The journey starts with two Workshops focusing on the role of protected areas as a response to climate change (#750) and on the REDD+ processes (#786). On the afternoon, a course on resilience assessment of "social-ecological systems" is also offered (#389).

Saturday, 8 September – The questions of food security and sustainable agricultural practices will be discussed on Workshops #217 and #745, while the cornerstone Workshop #751will provide insight into agro-ecosystems services and resilience. You will also have the opportunity to take part to a Knowledge Café Discussion (#499) exploring biodiversity conservation on agricultural matrix.

Sunday, 9 September - In the morning Workshop #396 will look at the Net Positive Impact conservation model and its applicability to the private sector. In the afternoon Workshop #744 will debate the issues of energy/water/food competition, while Knowledge Café #543 will discuss the concept of ´greening higher education´. In the evening, the Council Workshop (#658) will address the role and contribution of all parts of IUCN.

Monday, 10 September - Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Campus Course (#170) if you are considering e-learning programmes or participate in Workshops addressing various issues, such as  landscape governance (#363), participatory governance (#754) and forest partnerships (#774).

Tuesday, 11 September In the morning a Workshop (#746) will present youth engagement and intergenerational partnership, while Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network are discussed in Knowledge Café #372. The journey concludes with presentation of key proposals from the journey events in Commission/Programme wrap-up session (workshop #813) where priorities, strategies and actions will be identified for the coming inter-sessional period.

journeys legend

 

 

Other relevant events you might be interest in attending:

Workshops

   

07-Sep

11:00-13:00

782

Island Leadership on Global Challenges

Samda Hall

 

14:30-16:30

796

Regional Sea Approaches to Marine Conservation: the positive experience from the Mediterranean and Yellow Seas

Yeongju A

08-Sep

11:00-13:00

217

Food and Ecological Security: The Role of Public and Private Sector in Supporting Ecosystem Resilience

Samda Hall

09-Sep

14:30-16:30

752

International and national legality frameworks for logging and timber trade: in support of forest ecosystem resilience and legal prohibition of illegal timber in trade

203

 

14:30-16:30

835

The way forward after Rio+20 - Greening the economy through collective action for sustainability

201

 

14:30-16:30

560

Wiser discussion about ethical and responsible engagement with the private sector to promote change (CEESP official session)

Yeongju A

 

19:00-21:00

772

Towards a global learning network on ecosystem services assessment, valuation and management

Halla B

10-Sep

11:00-13:00

757

Locally managed marine areas, towards a global learning network

303

 

11:00- 13:00

770

Enhancing Resilience with Nature: Translating the Science and Practice of Ecosystem Restoration into Policy

Halla A

11-Sep

11:00-13:00

479

Financiamiento de la gestión de áreas protegidas: solventando el costo de la prevención / Financing Protected Areas: Addresing the costs of prevention

 402 A

 

14:30-16:30

764

Sharing benefits and efforts from transboundary conservation

Yeongju A

Conservation Campus Courses

 

10-Sep

9:00-13:00

731

Storytelling with Ocean in Google Earth. Case studies with National Geographic, Mission Blue & UNEP.

Emerald Room - Lotte Hotel

Knowledge Cafe Discussions

 

07-Sep

14:30-16:30

490

Creating Open Education Resources to Share Nature's Benefits

Yeongju B

08-Sep

14:30-16:30

725

Food Futures: Feeding Nine Billion People while Sustaining Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate

Yeongju B

10-Sep

14:30-16:30

368

Establishing individual relationships with community and government leaders to develop sustainable resource management capacity

Yeongju B

Posters

   

08-Sep

13:00-14:30

260

Building capacity for conservation of wild felids and their supporting ecosystems in China

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

737

PRCM : A West African Coalition for Biodiversity Conservation

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

534

Transferring scientific knowledge to the field The USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

Lobby 3rd floor

09-Sep

13:00-14:30

63

Campaña Playa Botella

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

342

New business models for mainstreaming conservation into development: Innovations from the Global Tiger Initiative

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

120

Community based chimpanzee protection in Guinea Bissau

Lobby 3rd floor

10-Sep

13:00-14:30

258

Empoderamiento Digital Para las Comunidades Rurales, una estrategia para conservación de la biodiversidad

Lobby 3rd floor

11-Sep

13:00-14:30

143

Choosing your conservation flagship: an evidence-based approach

Lobby 3rd floor

Get the PDF version of this journey: