Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy


The IUCN CEESP Economics Theme brings together experts from different branches of economics to discuss, debate, and analyse the direct and indirect socio-economic aspects of human relationships with the natural environment. 

Theme members are interested in a wide range of topics, including

  • assessing and valuing the benefits and costs of different approaches to natural resource management, 
  • the economic drivers affecting biodiversity loss, 
  • the impact of economic drivers, and 
  • trends on environmental policies and people.  

Theme members aim to deepen knowledge around the use of natural capital accounting, wildlife economies, protection and provision of ecosystem services, and the  use of alternative economic models, such as circular and indigenous economies.  

The work of the Theme is intended to promote robust conservation strategies that dovetail with the objectives of social and environmental justice, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework. 

If you aren’t already a member of CEESP, we hope you will be inspired to join CEESP and the Theme on Economics by filling out this online application 

Membership enables you to become part of the network with the option to contribute as much as you like or as little as your time allows.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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