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IUCN and UNESCO World Heritage Enhancement

TILCEPA’s Chair participated in a workshop on Enhancing the World Heritage Programme, 17-21 February 2013. The event took place on Vilm Island in the Baltic Sea, hosted by the German Bundesamt für Naturschutz and IUCN’s World Heritage Division.  …  

15 Mar 2013 | Article
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Message from the Chair - CEESP Newsletter 1 - 2013

This is the first Newsletter of the Commission since the World Conservation Congress in Jeju. We’ve been very busy re-organising the work of the Commission, appointing Steering Committee members, re-appointing Commission members and grappling with the challenge of having a leading role in developing IUCN’s first social sciences flagship ‘knowledge baskets’, the Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF) and the Human Dependency on Nature Framework (HDNF).  …  

15 Mar 2013 | Article

CEESP Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge Advisory Committee established

 The CEESP Chair has established an Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge Advisory Committee within CEESP.  …  

15 Mar 2013 | Article
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TEMTI: Economic Perspectives on Global Sustainability

The CEESP Theme on Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment (TEMTI) has started producing a new series of briefing papers on "Economic Perspectives on Global Sustainability." This series is designed to provide reliable information and rigorous analysis on critical issues that affect global sustainability.  …  

14 Mar 2013 | Article
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Go4BioDiv, an International Youth Forum, will be held in parallel to CBD COP 11 in Hyderbad, October 2012.

Go4BioDiv International Youth Forum on marine and coastal life parallel to CBD-COP11 in India in October

The International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv offers young dedicated people from all over the world the opportunity to share their on-the-ground conservation experience with their peers and the wider public. It enables them to participate in political discussions by engaging with international leaders during the Conferences of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD-COPs). …  

27 Aug 2012 | Article
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Update on Whakatane Mechanism

The Whakatane Mechanism, an IUCN “One Programme” initiative in which CEESP is deeply involved, aims to ensure that conservation policy and practice respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, including those specified in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is a tool for the implementation of IUCN Resolution 4.052 and other resolutions taken by the WCC to respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in conservation.  …   | French | Spanish

20 Aug 2012 | Article
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Report from Sustainable Use & Livelihoods (SULi)

The Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group launched its first newsletter in May and its members have been involved in the following activities: …  

17 Aug 2012 | Article
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Pimachiowin Aki “The Land that Gives Life” Cultural Landscape Atlas

Pimachiowin Aki: Land that Gives Life. Pimachiowin Aki Corporation, Winnipeg, MB.Davidson-Hunt, I.J., N. Deutsch, A.M. Miller. 2012. …  

17 Aug 2012 | Article
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Indigenous Communities, the Bioeconomy and Natural Resource Development

 In the summer issue of the Journal of Enterprising Communities (Volume 6, Issue 3) a set of papers presented at the CEESP Sharing Power Conference in Whakatane, New Zealand has been published. The special issue includes three cases from a Canadian research project along with other papers presented at the conference and considers Indigenous perspectives on product and service development for the bioeconomy within the broader context of Indigenous enterprises for natural resource development. …  

17 Aug 2012 | Article
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The Great Impostors (The Guardian)

In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it.

  • By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th August 2012
"The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying 'this is mine', and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not anyone have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, 'Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody'"(1). …  

16 Aug 2012 | News story
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