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WCPA Chair’s Update: Launch of World Parks Congress Website and IUCN Commission Participation

Once every decade we have a landmark event which results in commitment and action while moving the protected areas agenda forward – the IUCN World Parks Congress.  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP Youth Member, Olivia Sylvester, contributes to the Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Food in Protected Areas at the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference in Costa Rica.

Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Food in Protected Areas at the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference in Costa Rica

CEESP Youth Member, Olivia Sylvester, contributed to the Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Food in Protected Areas at the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference in Costa Rica. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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TEMTI Theme Report - Winter School on Economic Justice and Sustainability: OSISA and TEMTI

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Centre for Civil Society of the University of Kwa Zulu Natal organized a Winter School on “Rethinking Sustainability, Development and Economic Justice”. The event took place in July 15-27 and was attended by thirty-five participants from eleven countries in the region. The course was made possible by the generous support of OSISA’s Economic Justice Programme directed by Masego Madzwamuse.
 

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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Juanita Cabrera Lopez shares some of the highlights of SPIECH work to date including involvement in development of The Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) and meetings with regional networks of indigenous peoples.

SPICEH Co-chair Update

Juanita Cabrera Lopez shares some of the highlights of SPIECH work to date including involvement in development of The Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) and meetings with regional networks of indigenous peoples. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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“ Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007”.

Theme on Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Report (TEMTI)

“Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007”. This latest addition to the TEMTI Working paper series deals with one of the most critical aspects of environmental and social sustainability. The authors show how the spikes in food prices of 2007-08 served as a wake-up call to the global community on the inadequacies of the global food system. A second price spike in 2010-11 deepened the sense that the policies and principles guiding agricultural development and food security were deeply flawed and exposed the fragility of the global food system. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP TGER Updates NRGF Airlie Group July 2013

Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) Update

Poor natural resource governance has been an enduring challenge for decades. To address this sticky problem, IUCN is developing the Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF) to achieve IUCN’s vision of "a just world that values and conserves nature." The Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF), which is part of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016, is being developed with the leadership of the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the close collaboration of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), the IUCN Secretariat (Nature-based Solutions Group, Social Policy and Environmental Law Centre - ELC), and other partners that have yet to be defined. CEESP TGER was designated as leader for NRGF, and the NRGF Working Group (WG) was established in January 2013.  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP TSEAPRISE Chair Updates Business engagement strategy diagram

CEESP TSEAPRISE Chair’s Update

Diana Shand, the Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector Chair, gives updates on updates on various activities done by TSEAPRISE members. 
The IUCN World Parks Congress, held every ten years, will take place in Sydney Australia on 12-19 November 2014. Diana Shand, Chair of Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE), will be working with the CEESP Vice-Chairman, Richard Cellarius, to coordinate CEESP work on WPC Stream Five, Reconciling Development Challenges. It is excellent to note that Richard has just been appointed to the steering committee of the ICMM-IUCN Review of Biodiversity Performance Project which plans a report for the Congress. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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Theme on Sustainable Livelihoods Co-Chairs’ Update

In a previous newsletter we had indicated that, as co-chairs, our priorities for 2013/14 were the special issue of Policy Matters and the establishment of a process for developing the Human Dependency on Nature framework. In this issue of the newsletter, we would like to provide an update on the progress of those two projects. …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP TCC Co-Chairs’ Presentation on Culture and Sustainable Development in SIDS Meeting

Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua and Elise Huffer, the two CEESP Co-Chairs of the Theme on Culture and Conservation both gave presentations on the relationship between culture and sustainable development during a Roundtable on Culture and Sustainable Development in SIDS convened by UNESCO, held at the recent Pacific Preparatory Small Islands Developing States Meeting which took place July 9 to 12th in Nadi, Fiji.  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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CEESP Guest Editorial: Private Sector Engagement and a Zero Carbon World

Private Sector Engagement and a Zero Carbon World: Principles and Priorities for the Conservation Movement- by Brendan Mackey

In the words of the Earth Charter “We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.”  …  

20 Nov 2013 | Article
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