Environmental Governance

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Environmental Governance.

MEPs voting in a European Parliament plenary
IUCN welcomes today’s Resolution from the European Parliament on the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy and joins the Parliament in...
During the debate, Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella stressed that the Action Plan is not enough, as it needs to be implemented before it can be considered sufficient. “We still need...
Airfield Berlin
Effective conservation cannot be confined to remote and pristine natural areas, but should be holistic and include all relevant actors and...
Local and regional governments play a crucial role in supporting the implementation of the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and many...
Call for UN to Recognize and Protect the Ocean’s Rights
CEESP News - by  Fiona Wilton, The Gaia Foundation / OCC-Uruguay The ocean covers seventy percent of our planet, generates over fifty percent of the...
The call was launched at the UN Ocean Conference, held during June 5th-9th,  with a view to identifying best practices, sharing experiences and building partnerships, to “reverse the decline in...
CEESP NEWS - By Seline Meijer The new IUCN 2017-2020 Programme strengthens its commitment to social justice, equity, transparency and inclusion by...
    At the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN Members adopted a decision to establish a new membership category for Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPOs). This landmark...
CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Photo:  “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam. Artwork was entered in the 2017 'Sculptures by the Sea', at Bondi, Sydney. Photo: Hanna Jaireth A broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society...
The development of the CSO vision represents a milestone for transboundary water governance in the region as it was the first time that CSOs joined forces and took the lead in developing a common...
CEESP News - by Hugh Govan, Adviser, LMMA Network and Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of the South Pacific (USP), School of Government, Development...
Speech at UN Ocean Conference 2017 - “Our Common Ocean: Resources, Rights, and Responsibilities Progressive Policy Alternatives and Community Led Programmes” June 6, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Conference...
Bovids in the distance go to drink at a river flows across a flat grassland
Project title: Ecosystem Based Sustainable Management of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Nijhum Dwip Seascape Location: Nijhum Dwip, Noakhali, Bangladesh Project Duration: ...
With the introduction on 26 September of its comprehensive programme, China’s national park system enters its implementation phase. This raises...
What are national parks? National parks are among the most important types of nature reserve in China. Construction and development are prohibited in these areas and it is here that ecological...
In May of 2017, Asia's first High Level Roundtable meeting on the Bonn Challenge was held in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The two-day meeting was...
Read the meeting report: Click the link on the right hand side to download.  Click here to view. Read more about the Roundtable. Read more about the Bonn Challenge.
Environmental Governance is the means by which society determines and acts on goals and priorities related to the management of natural resources. This includes the rules, both formal and informal,...
The Chairs of CEESP and the Theme on Equity, Rights and Governance (TGER) seek nominations/expressions of interest for the position of SPICEH Chair (...
Nominations should be submitted to Iben Munck at iben.iucn.ceesp@gmail.com and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations, and nominations of other people, are both...

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