About & How We Enage

CEM logo Photo: IUCN


The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) promotes ecosystem-based approaches for the management of landscapes and seascapes, provides guidance and support for ecosystem-based management and promotes resilient socio-ecological systems to address global challenges.





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Commission leadership

Angela Andrade, CEM Chair

Angela Andrade

Chair, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

Angela is an anthropologist with an M.Sc. in Landscape Ecology. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in ecosystem management.

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Everything we do or stop doing in this decade that begins, to face the crisis of biodiversity and climate change, will have a significant impact on the future of our civilization, its well-being and the integrity of our planet. To address it, today more than ever, ecosystem-based approaches become increasingly relevant.