Philippines: Hope at last?

On the 30th June Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was elected President of the Philippines. He is the only son of former president Corazon Aquino and her husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino II, both revered for leading the struggle to restore democracy in the archipelago of over 7,000 islands and 90 million people. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

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Update on the Call for Contributions

The Call for Contributions is open for the IUCN-CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, being held in Whakatāne, New Zealand, 11-15th January 2011. This Conference is a partnership between IUCN CEESP and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. …  

07 Sep 2010 | Event
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Tercer taller sobre Biodiversidad y Turismo

“Taller para comunidades indígenas y locales en América Latina y el Caribe sobre nuevas tecnologías de la información, turismo y biodiversidad en ecosistemas forestales”. …  

27 May 2010 | News story

Draft Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

One of the outcomes of the Cochabamba World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, was discussion over a draft universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
This draft Declaration promotes a fundamental shift in decision-making about the utilisation of natural resources. …  

24 May 2010 | News story


A historical Conference occured in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April. An estimated 30,00 people participated to discuss a comprehensive programe of action on climate change and the 'Rights of Mother Earth'. This is final version of the 'PEOPLES AGREEMENT' from Cochabamba. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Environmental refugees in the Pacific

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Noho documents the plight of the people of Takuu.  One of the first films to record a community evacuating their home because of climate change. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Empowering Women is Good for Global Business & Development

Over the last several decades, it has become accepted wisdom that improving the status of women is one of the most critical levers of international development. When women are educated and can earn and control income, a number of good results follow: infant mortality declines, child health and nutrition improve, agricultural productivity rises, population growth slows, economies expand, and cycles of poverty are broken. …  

23 May 2010 | News story

Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development UPDATE

Plans for the CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development ”, are well advanced. The dates and venue are confirmed, 11-15 January, 2011, Liberty Centre, Whakatane, New Zealand. …  

21 May 2010 | Event

International Conference on the Traditional Economy in Melanesia, Vanuatu, June 2010

Chair Aroha Mead will be participating in this event. This international conference is being co-hosted by the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) and the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, with support from the Christensen Fund. …  

21 May 2010 | Event

Launch of the Climate Himalaya Initiative, 5 June

Recognizing various ongoing climate change phenomena in the Himalayan Mountains, a group of people and organizations from the Himalayas have proposed a collaborative initiative, called ‘Climate Himalaya Initiative'. …  

21 May 2010 | Event

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