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


How we engage

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.



  • Covid-19 and Crocodilians Photo: Stephanie Nicolle, Australia

    COVID-19, conservation programs and Crocodilians


    CEESP News: By Grahame Webb, Chair, IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, are in some ways the “experiment that no-one could afford to do”, and quantifying its impact seems fundamental. Implementing...

  • Photo: Ana Watson

    Conservación, reactivación económica y el COVID-19 en Comunidades Indígenas Amazónicas Peruanas


    CEESP News:  by Ana Watson & Conny Davidsen, University of Calgary. Department of Geography - Environmental Governance Research Group. University of Calgary* La crisis del COVID-19 nos llama analizar críticamente el rol del estado en los proyectos...

  • COVID-19 & altering humans’ physical interaction with wildlife Photo: Photo by form PxHere

    COVID-19 and the need for 'Convivial Conservation'


    CEESP News - Blog post by Robert Fletcher, Bram Büscher & Kate Massarella, Wageningen University, the Netherlands When 2020 was declared a “super year” for biodiversity conservation, no one suspected that a particular form of this...

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CEESP Newsletter Photo: IUCN



CCL Conference photos Photo: Sean Southey


from Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference 



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