Commission on Ecosystem Management

A network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological diversity 


How we engage 

The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) promotes ecosystem-based approaches for the management of landscapes and seascapes, provides guidance and support for ecosystem-based management and promotes resilient socio-ecological systems to address global challenges.


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IUCN World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Marseilles, France in June 2020. Opportunities to participate in the Congress are already open to Commission Members.

Get involved in the IUCN Congress


Selecting indicators for ecosystem risk assessments Photo: IUCN
Selecting Indicators for ecosystem risk assessments

Scientists develop a guide for selecting indicators for ecosystem risk assessments.


Communities Conservation and Livelihoods Conference

International Conference co-hosted by IUCN and CCRN



Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018

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King George Island King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying 120 kilometres off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean Photo: Elie Poulin

Red List of Ecosystems

A key tool that allows for tackling, globally and nationally, different aspects of the public policies and easing the achievement of international goals regarding conservation


Ecosystem Insider - CEM Newsletter Photo: IUCN


Ecosystem Insider - IUCN CEM's Newsletter is sent out 4 times a year in the 3 official IUCN Languages


Camargue National Reserve, France Sand dunes offer natural protection against many coastal hazards. Camargue National Reserve, France. Credit: K. Sudmeier Photo: K. Sudmeier

Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction

Eco-DRR is the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk, with the aim to achieve sustainable and resilient development.


Chemically intensive agriculture pollutes that Puttalam lagoon Photo: IUCN Sri Lanka

Systemic Pesticides

The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (TFSP) carries out comprehensive, objective, scientific reviews and assessments of the impact of systemic pesticides on biodiversity and makes recommendations based on these reviews.


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