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.



  • Yudy Espinal from La Paz, Honduras, is an active member of the microwatershed council in the Goascorán River Basin Photo: © Wanda Villeda / IUCN

    New publication: Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters


    Good water governance will be a cornerstone of global water security over the coming decades.  A central dimension of water security involves the protection, allocation and sharing of increasingly scarce and polluted water resources among humans and the...

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHAIR OF SULI (starting Jan 2019) Nominations due 8 September


    CEESP NEWS - The current Chair of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), Rosie Cooney, will be stepping down at the end of 2018. CEESP and SSC are calling for nominations for her replacement. If you think you may be...

  • Photo: ICCA Consortium

    Honoring the memory of Dr. Mohammad Taghi Farvar


    CEESP News - Emma Courtine, Programme and Communication Officer, ICCA Consortium M. Taghi Farvar, a larger-than-life man, son of Shahsevan indigenous nomadic tribe pastoralists in Iranian Azerbaijan, twice chair of the IUCN CEESP (from 2000-2008), passed...

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CEESP Newsletter Photo: IUCN



CCL Conference photos Photo: Sean Southey


from Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference 



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