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Call for papers: Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods

The new, open-access transdisciplinary journal "Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods" (CCC:BSL) aims to critically engage with and disseminate biocultural approaches to understanding and responding to climate change and global change processes. The first issue is now open for submissions. Contributions should emphasise the interconnected reality of indigenous biocultural systems and how they enable adaptive capacity, resilience and mitigation. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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The Green Development Initiative by CEESP member Francis Vorhies

The Green Development Initiative has published a Reference Guide for review called Conserving our planet, hectare by hectare.  The Green Development Initiative (GDI) is an international response to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It aims to establish an international standard and certification scheme for CBD-compliant land management. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development

The lives of women around the world have improved dramatically, at a pace and scope difficult to imagine even 25 years ago. Women have made unprecedented gains in rights, education, health, and access to jobs and livelihoods. More countries than ever guarantee equal rights in property, marriage, and other domains. Gendergaps in primary schooling have closed in many countries, while in a third of all countries girls now outnumber boys in secondary school. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Indigenous and local communities meet with governments to discuss traditional knowledge and the implementation of the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 Montreal, 1 November 2011

Representatives of indigenous and local communities from around the world are meeting side by side with delegates from Governments for this week in Montreal to discuss ways to integrate traditional knowledge related to biodiversity protection into the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by the Parties to the Convention in Nagoya, Japan, in October last year. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Sevettijarvi Declaration September 2011

On 25‐30 September 2011, representatives of indigenous peoples' local assessments carried out in China, Ecuador, Finland, India, North America, Panama, Peru and Thailand under the Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) initiative met in the community of Sevettijärvi, located in the boreal forest of North East Finland. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Policy Matters 18: Macroeconomic Policies, Livelihoods and Sustainability launched in New Delhi at the CEESP Exec Com and 77 th IUCN Council meetings.

 PM18 was launched at a special function with CEESP Executive Committee members, IUCN Councillors and Secretariat staff in New Delhi, India on 9 November 2011. IUCN DG Julia Marton-Lefevre launched the edition together with PM18 Guest Editor, Alejandro Nadal (Co-Chair of TEMTI) and Aroha Mead, Chair of CEESP. One of the contributing authors, Aseem Shrivastava fron India was also present. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Una posición hacia Río+ 20 de las Mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe

Apoyado y preparado por El Grupo Principal de Mujeres / A position of the Latin American and the Caribbean Women towards Río +20 Sobre nuestros aportes hacia Río+20: Las mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe, al igual que en otras partes del Planeta, son un sector diverso en opinión y cultura. Concuerdan en la búsqueda de la equidad, la igualdad, la justicia social y ambiental como son ejes fundamentales para alcanzar el desarrollo sostenible de esta región y el Planeta. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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Indigenous peoples' rights in the context of the World Heritage Convention – the role of IUCN

Stefan Disko (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs), TILCEPA member
Helen Tugendhat ( Forest Peoples Programme) 

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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OSISA/HBS event on climate governance in Africa

OSISA/HBS event on climate governance in Africa. Building conflict-sensitive institutions is essential for adaptation policy that supports human wellbeing and security, Jennifer Mohamed-Katerere, co-chair of the Theme on Environment, Conflict and Security (TECS) argued at and Open Society Initiative of South Africa and Heinrich Boll Stiftung side event at COP 17. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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CCAFS, FAO Release Paper on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture

30 November 2011: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a joint paper titled “Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development.” …  

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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