2013

CEESP TGER Updates NRGF Airlie Group July 2013

Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) Update

Poor natural resource governance has been an enduring challenge for decades. To address this sticky problem, IUCN is developing the Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF) to achieve IUCN’s vision of "a just world that values and conserves nature." The Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF), which is part of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016, is being developed with the leadership of the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the close collaboration of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), the IUCN Secretariat (Nature-based Solutions Group, Social Policy and Environmental Law Centre - ELC), and other partners that have yet to be defined. CEESP TGER was designated as leader for NRGF, and the NRGF Working Group (WG) was established in January 2013.  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP TSEAPRISE Chair Updates Business engagement strategy diagram

CEESP TSEAPRISE Chair’s Update

Diana Shand, the Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector Chair, gives updates on updates on various activities done by TSEAPRISE members. 
The IUCN World Parks Congress, held every ten years, will take place in Sydney Australia on 12-19 November 2014. Diana Shand, Chair of Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE), will be working with the CEESP Vice-Chairman, Richard Cellarius, to coordinate CEESP work on WPC Stream Five, Reconciling Development Challenges. It is excellent to note that Richard has just been appointed to the steering committee of the ICMM-IUCN Review of Biodiversity Performance Project which plans a report for the Congress. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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Theme on Sustainable Livelihoods Co-Chairs’ Update

In a previous newsletter we had indicated that, as co-chairs, our priorities for 2013/14 were the special issue of Policy Matters and the establishment of a process for developing the Human Dependency on Nature framework. In this issue of the newsletter, we would like to provide an update on the progress of those two projects. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP TCC Co-Chairs’ Presentation on Culture and Sustainable Development in SIDS Meeting

Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua and Elise Huffer, the two CEESP Co-Chairs of the Theme on Culture and Conservation both gave presentations on the relationship between culture and sustainable development during a Roundtable on Culture and Sustainable Development in SIDS convened by UNESCO, held at the recent Pacific Preparatory Small Islands Developing States Meeting which took place July 9 to 12th in Nadi, Fiji.  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP Guest Editorial: Private Sector Engagement and a Zero Carbon World

Private Sector Engagement and a Zero Carbon World: Principles and Priorities for the Conservation Movement- by Brendan Mackey

In the words of the Earth Charter “We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.”  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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N. Buxa

Enabling the wise use of wetlands through integrated wetland management

An innovative action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management is now available online. Funded by the European Commission, as part of the HighARCS project, the Wetland Resources Action Planning (WRAP) Toolkit offers researchers, technical planners and policy-makers a systematic approach to conserving and sustainably managing aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity at any site scale. The toolkit provides a suite of methods and practices, together with insights from lessons learned. …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story

FORO REGIONAL SOBRE ADAPTACIÓN AL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO  BASADA EN CONOCIMIENTOS TRADICIONALES.

Foro regional de adaptación al cambio climático: ¿cómo hacer del conocimiento tradicional, una herramienta efectiva de adaptación?

Con más de 40 participantes provenientes de Ecuador, Colombia, Perú, Bolivia y Argentina se llevó a cabo el Foro Regional sobre Cambio Climático y Adaptación. El evento ofreció a los gobiernos y a la sociedad civil (organizaciones no gubernamentales, organizaciones locales y organizaciones indígenas) de Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia reflexiones y recomendaciones sobre la adaptación al cambio climático basada en conocimientos tradicionales. …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story
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Leading figures present the Asia Parks Congress outcomes - a message to the World Parks Congress which takes place in Sydney, Australia in 2014

Asia Parks Congress concludes with pledge for new era in protected area collaboration

The first ever pan-Asia gathering on the region’s national parks and protected areas concluded with a pledge for stronger collaboration that will capture the energy of the current Asia boom to ensure protected areas contribute to human progress while also conserving the region's rich biodiversity. …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Sun shining through the trees in the Amazon forest

Dutch companies move to counter climate change by tackling deforestation

Four companies based in the Netherlands, Essent, Eneco, Desso and Dutch Development Bank FMO, are launching a unique programme to reduce tropical deforestation in an effort to tackle climate change. …   | Dutch

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Gazella de Cuvier

Préparation d’une Stratégie de conservation pour la gazelle de Cuvier au Maghreb

La gazelle de Cuvier, originaire d'Afrique du Nord, est une espèce endémique de la région de l'Atlas (Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie). Le braconnage et la dégradation des habitats qu’elle occupe ont conduit à des populations considérablement fragmentées.  …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story