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 

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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 postponed 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of France have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress. For more information visit the IUCN World Conservation Congress website

 

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.


A Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are

“actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits”.

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Ecosystem Insider - CEM Newsletter Photo: IUCN

Newsletter

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

 

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

 

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

Systemic Pesticides

The IUCN CEM SSC 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.

 

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

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.

 

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