This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Economics.
IUCN appoints Dr. Juha Siikamäki as Chief Economist
CEESP News - by Seline Meijer IUCN has appointed Dr. Juha Siikamäki as IUCN’s Chief Economist, effective 1 October 2017. Juha is based in Washington...
Juha's mandate as Chief Economist includes (i) strengthening IUCN’s intellectual leadership in framing economic policy options to address the drivers of biodiversity losses; (ii) providing forward...
Providing guidance on biodiversity offsets
Biodiversity offsets are a measurable way to compensate for residual impacts in development projects. While biodiversity offsets are increasingly being used by governments and...
Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) Chair Kristen Walker Painemilla Mandate 2017–2020...
SUSTAIN Blog 'The key to unleashing green finance: bridging worlds'
Green finance is gaining momentum. More and more private investors consider investing in nature an opportunity to combine economic interests with...
Blog written by Jan Willem den Besten, Senior Expert Ecosystems and Climate, IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands IUCN, both in the Netherlands and as a worldwide union, has been...
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)
Project title: The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Location: Sri Lanka Duration: August-December 2017 Project background: Biodiversity is in severe decline...
MFF holds 14th Regional Steering Committee Meeting in Myanmar
The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess...
Held from 28 to 29 September, and hosted by the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the meeting began with an inauguration ceremony. Guests of honour at...
Business Partnerships & Projects
Action-based relationships with lasting impacts
IUCN seeks to build an action-based relationship with business that goes beyond Corporate Social Responsibility obligations, addressing the root causes of environmental degradation. The Global...
CEESP Steering Committee
Chair - Kristen Walker Painemilla (visit Chair's page here) Deputy Chair - Ameyali Ramos Ameyali Ramos ( Mexico) is an environmental geographer who specializes in indigenous...
Pleased to meet you: Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
A short introductory interview with Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Technical Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa.
Welcome to IUCN Mampiti. As we sneak-previewed your LinkedIn profile, it is clear you have a lot of experience in water management, natural resources, and environmental economics. Where did this...
World Tourism Day: IUCN and Marriott Hotels collaborate to raise awareness on sustainable seafood
In celebration of World Tourism Day on 27th September 2017, JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa together with International Union for Conservation of...
Marriott has been purchasing black crabs and other sustainable seafood from the Pu Dam community since 2014. “We take great care and effort when it comes to where our fish and seafood is sourced...
Simple cook stoves ignite entrepreneurial spirit in Myanmar
Home to some of Myanmar’s largest mangrove forests, Tanintharyi Region is known for its pristine coastline and the hundreds of islands in the Myeik...
Fuel-wood collection and charcoal production, along with the expansion of agriculture and aquaculture, are the main reasons mangroves are being lost in Myanmar. With very limited access to...
Taking ROOT: the launch of a new restoration tool
With the launch of the Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT), the world has a better way of making decisions on ecosystem services,...
Following over three years of development through a partnership between International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Natural Capital Project, ROOT is a software tool that optimises...
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