Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy

CEESP generates and disseminates knowledge, mobilizes influence, and promotes actions to harmonize the  conservation of nature with the critical social, cultural, environmental, and economic justice concerns of human societies

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The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) contributes to the IUCN's Mission by generating and disseminating knowledge, mobilising influence, and promoting actions to harmonise the conservation of nature with the critical social, cultural, environmental, and economic justice concerns of human societies.

 

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  • Kashi vishwanath ki nagri Varanasi Kashi vishwanath ki nagri Varanasi Photo: Saurav Gawan

    Ganga - The River of Local and National Importance, Alike!!

    30.10.2019

    CEESP Blog: By Saurav Gawan, Member of the 'Sustainable Use and Livelihoods' CEESP/SSC Specialist Group. Ganga, the mighty river rising in the Himalayas is lifeline to millions. It has various references to it; for some it’s Moksh Daini (Salvation provider...

  • Bwindi is famous for its mountain gorillas – but there are other attractions Bwindi is famous for its mountain gorillas – but there are other attractions Photo: Dilys Rose

    Bwindi: bees, baskets and brilliant guided walks

    15.10.2019

    CEESP News: By Dr. Dilys Roe, Chair of the 'Sustainable Use and Livelihoods' CEESP/SSC Specialist Group. Tracking rare mountain gorillas is on the bucket list of many a traveller – both at the luxury end of the market and for backpackers. But what...

  • Small-scale fishing boats on the beach in Thailand Small-scale fishing boats on the beach in Thailand Photo: Nathan Bennett

    Charting a course to sustainability and equity in the blue economy

    15.10.2019

    CEESP News: By Dr. Nathan Bennett, Chair of the 'People and the Ocean'  CEESP Specialist Group. The global rush to develop the ‘blue economy’ risks harming both the marine environment and human wellbeing. Bold policies and actions are urgently needed...

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Religion, Spirituality, Environmental Conservation and Climate Justice

This Religion, Spirituality, Environmental Conservation and Climate Justice (RESPECC) Specialist Group focuses on outreach to faith-based institutions, movements and networks, as well as spiritual communities engaged in environmental conservation and climate change....
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Knowledge Baskets

Learn more about IUCN’s first two social science flagship knowledge products: the 'Natural Resource Governance Framework' (NRGF) and 'People in Nature' (PiN).

 

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Sustainable Use and Livelihoods

IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULI) is a global expert network uniquely placed to provide credible, sound technical advice on sustainable use and livelihoods.

 

A man collecting medicinal plants in Chiang Mai, Thailand Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Jim Thorsell

Governance, Equity and Rights

The CEESP Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) works to advance approaches to the conservation of nature that are grounded in and promote good governance, social equity and human rights.

 

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