CEESP News - by the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the CommunityConservation Research Network (CCRN)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN), two major international networks, have teamed up to co-organize “Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods”, a global conference taking place May 28-30th 2018 in Halifax, Canada.
“This natural partnership reflects the common interests of IUCN-CEESP and CCRN in understanding and promoting actions to harmonise the conservation of nature with the critical social, cultural, environmental, and economic justice concerns of human societies at the local community level,” says Kristen Walker Painemilla, Chair of CEESP.
Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods will be a unique highly-participatory gathering to explore the crucial role of local communities, around the world, in conserving local environments and at the same time supporting local economies and livelihoods. The meeting will also examine how governments, through their policy and practice, can best support these local conservation and livelihood initiatives.
Dr. Anthony Charles, CCRN Director, notes: “We in the CCRN are thrilled to be working with IUCN-CEESP to help bring together indigenous, community, university, government, and NGO people from around the world, to explore the ingredients of success in conservation and sustainable livelihoods, leading to important lessons for communities, governments and others, at all levels, from local to global.”
Stay tuned for more details about this exciting partnership and the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods conference! Check out our conference website and follow this link to subscribe to the CCRN’s Newsletter to stay updated on the latest conference news.
The CCRN is an international network devoted to studying and supporting local communities, around the world, that are engaging in environmental conservation and stewardship supporting sustainable livelihoods. The CCRN is exploring the linkages among Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods, to determine best practices in community-based conservation and in related government policy.
IUCN-CEESP is a network of over 1400 volunteer experts who actively provide advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological diversity. The network provides guidance and support towards effective policies and practices in environmental conservation and sustainable development.