Welcome to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

CEC works closely with the IUCN Global Communications Unit.  

To join CEC, write to cec@iucn.org.
 

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Please visit CECtalksnature.org for the latest views from thought leaders, member profiles and international conservation updates.

Textiles at a market in Quito, Ecuador

Weaving Together Two Commissions: Joint Meeting Reports

Bright ideas, like the colors of textiles woven in Ecuador, combined to create new plans for collaborative action by two IUCN Commissions during a joint meeting of their Steering Committees two hours outside Quito. Each Commission met separately on its 2009-2012 agenda, and then worked together to propose mutual areas for action. Two reports summarize the findings of this May 2009 meeting of CEC, the Commission on Education and Communication, and WCPA, the World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

09 Aug 2009 | News story
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Coral reef

The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story

The tree of Lao Pa Go retreat

International Seminar on Greening Education

A three-day International Seminar on Greening Education will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2009 in the "green" city of Karlsruhe, Germany. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

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2010 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

The St Andrews Prize announces its call for entries. The deadline is October 31. 2009.  The Prize recognises significant contributions to environmental conservation and attracts entries from more than 50 countries each year . There is an award of $75,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the two runners-up. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

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Catalyze IUCN CEC Action in Your Country

Are you a leader who can inspire action for sustainability in your own country? Are you active in professional networks in mass media, universities, knowledge management, social marketing or IT? Or do you know someone who fits this description? Nominations are now being accepted for National Activators in the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). Submit your nomination for IUCN CEC National Activator by July 31.
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09 Jul 2009 | News story

Connecting with other Commissions, pictured here with the World Commission on Protected Areas

IUCN CEC Newsletter June 2009

The June 2009 newsletter of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication is now online. Issue 28 covers the first-ever Joint Steering Committee with IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, held mid-May in Ecuador. It also features reports by CEC members attending the World Environmental Education Congress and meetings in Beijing, Cairo and Paris. Follow links to read more about the books, brochures, websites and e-newsletters introduced here. …  

08 Jul 2009 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

Newsletter of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

This newsletter is a round-up of stories submitted by members of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. It features training courses, online resources, new books, reports, surveys and coming events. The full text of the 6 May newsletter is provided here in pdf for quick and easy download. This information appeared on the CEC website throughout March and April 2009.
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03 Jun 2009 | News story

Identify birds, plants and butterflies - easy, fast and free online service

Easily Identify Species with New Online Service from CEC Member in Finland

CEC looks forward to welcoming new member Mauri Ahlberg, a professor whose R&D team of Eija and Jouko Lehmuskallio created a fast and free online service for species identification. Designed for Finland, the idea can be replicated anywhere. 

03 Feb 2009 | News story
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Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

"Yes We Can" Create Change for Sustainability Says CEC Chair

CEC Chair Keith Wheeler reflects on two events that inspire action for change: the US election and the IUCN World Conservation Congress.  His essay includes a link to the November CEC e-newsletter, which features reports on six Aliances Workshops and the CEC Members Meeting. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

CEC presents new social learning and communication technologies to enhance environmental sustainability in the Arab Region

Participants from universities, NGOs, government offices, and global networks from the Arab region joined together at the Alexandria Library to explore new learning to support and promote accelerated learning in the Arab region. …  

23 Sep 2007 | News story

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