Our Work

The Commission on Ecosystem Management works with selected Specialist Groups, focused on a specific biomes (e.g. Peatlands, Deserts, Forests, etc.) or Thematic groups, focused on a specific subject  (e.g. Ecosystem Governance, Red List of Ecosystems, Ecosystem Resilience) and Task Forces. There are also 7 priority areas which are considered CEM strongest points.

    In pursuit of our goals and objectives, CEM addresses three substantive objectives that are congruent with and contribute to IUCN’s current Program:

    • Knowledge products that respond to needs related to assessment of risk, management, restoration, and sustainable use of ecosystems will be developed and shared as a contribution to the development of Nature-based Solutions.
    • Advice, guidance and tools will be provided to indigenous peoples and local communities to empower their management, restoration and sustainable use of ecosystems to meet local needs and foster their well-being.
    • Science-based authoritative advice and guidance will be made available to policy makers and implementing authorities from local to global levels that pertain to the governance, management, restoration, and sustainable use of ecosystems.

    CEM Dialogues
    Every month, CEM hosts a webinar on specific topics and initiatives led by CEM groups. Each dialogue is an opportunity to enrich the work of CEM members as well as to promote constructive discussions and encourage other members to participate in developing initiatives.
    Watch all our past dialogues here.

    CEM Ecosystem Insider Newsletter
    Every 3 months we release a new issue of our newsletter, highlighting some of the most relevant projects, publications and events where CEM members have participated.
    Find our latest release here.
    Retrouvez notre dernier communiqué ici.
    Lea nuestro último comunicado aquí.

    Previous Newsletters:
    December 2022

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    September 2022

    June 2022
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    December 2021

    September 2021
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    June 2021
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    April 2021
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    December 2020
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    September 2020
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    June 2020
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    April 2020
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    December 2019
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    September 2019
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    June 2019
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