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  • CEC Steering Committee Members Photo: IUCN

    Message from the CEC Chair

    25.05.2018

    It is with delight that I reach out to all of you amazing Commission members! As Chair of the Commission, I am extremely pleased that we are moving into the next stage of our engagement with you. So get ready!

  • CBD Logo 25 Anniversary Photo: CBD

    Celebrate 25 years of action on International Biodiversity Day – 22 May

    23.05.2018

    Around the world, people are organizing celebrations on 22 May 2018, the International Day for Biodiversity. The celebrations highlight 25 years of action to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity and build a future of live in harmony with nature.

  • CEC Members meeting, February 2018, Nepal Photo: IUCN

    CEC Members meeting in Nepal

    22.05.2018

    CEC Nepal members had a wonderful meeting at IUCN Nepal country office on 7 February. Mangal Man Shakya convened the meeting both as IUCN Council and CEC member. This meeting is convened after long-time gap. Mangal Man Shakya’s experience as CEC national...

  • Graduate students at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology Photo: Deepta Satish

    Sustain by Design – an experiment to communicate the Sustainable Development Goals

    22.05.2018

    Graduate students at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology tackle the SDGs through creative and critical practices, and asked provocative questions of relevance and over-simplification of the SDGs in the Indian context. The studio culminated in...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • World Environment Day 2018 Photo: UN

    #BeatPlasticPollution Celebrate the World Environment Day with IUCN CEC

    15.05.2018

    If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!  CEC is collaborating with UN Environment to promote and celebrate 5th of June, the World Environment Day. Join us! Share the message in your networks, encourage your partners, colleagues and students to initiate local...

  • Education for Sustainable Development Award Photo: ESD

    Education for Sustainable Development Okayama Award 2018

    03.05.2018

    The award is designed by Okayama City and the ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee to reward outstanding ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) practices in local communities around the world, as well as showcase and promote ESD.

  • Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia  Photo: Jonathan Davies

    Worsening land degradation undermining human well-being worldwide, experts warn

    30.04.2018

    The pervasive nature and scale of land degradation is currently undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, according to an IUCN co-authored assessment of global land degradation and restoration.

  • IUCN Working Group on National Committee Development in Europe, North and Central Asia meeting participants April 2018 Photo: IUCN

    CEC work and #NatureForAll were presented and discussed at the meeting of the IUCN WGNCD

    24.04.2018

    IUCN WGNCD (Working Group on National Committee Development in Europe, North and Central Asia) Developing synergies among Members, Commissions and Secretariat were among the major topics at the meeting of the IUCN Working Group on National Committee...

  • New IUCN guide for sport explores how to reduce impacts on biodiversity. Photo: IUCN

    New IUCN guide highlights how sports industry can contribute to biodiversity conservation

    09.04.2018

    Gland, Switzerland, 9 April 2018 (IUCN) – A new guide designed to help the sports industry understand its potential impacts on nature and options for mitigating them, as well as identify new opportunities for sport to enhance conservation, was released today...

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