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Analysis of possible indicators to measure impacts of REDD+ on biodiversity and on indigenous and local communities

The CBD Secretariat have released a report written by CEESP Members Tristan Tyrrell and Janis Alcorn for the CBD on Analysis of possible indicators to measure impacts of REDD+ on biodiversity and on indigenous and local communities  

09 May 2012 | Downloads - publication
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Perspectives of Effective and Sustainable Community-based Natural Resource Management: An Application of Q Methodology to Forest Projects.

CEESP Member James Gruber has published in the open-source journal Conservation and Society. Abstract: Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) has been recognised as an effective governance approach for sustainably managing commons or common-pool resources. Yet there is limited empirical research on answering the critical question: What are the principles and key characteristics that are needed to ensure longterm effective and sustainable CBNRM programmes? The research described here helps answer this question. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Community Biocultural Protocols

The Potato Park communities in Peru are deeply committed to the conservation of biocultural resources, associated knowledge, and indigenous rights, and undertook this research to further investigate the role of customary norms and institutions in the protection of traditional knowledge (TK) and resources. …  

07 Dec 2011 | Downloads - publication
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MIchel Pimbert

Science and Craft in Concert

By Michel Pimbert
Oxford Real Farming Conference, 2011 …  

07 Dec 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Participatory learning and action

How wide are the ripples? From local participation to international organisational learning Participatory Learning and Action Volume 63

Guest-edited by Hannah Beardon, Kate Newman Do you work with or in an international or northern office of an international non-governmental organisation (INGO)? Do you facilitate participatory processes at the grassroots? Have you ever wondered how wide an impact the process might have? …  

07 Dec 2011 | Downloads - publication
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UNESCO has released a new Working Paper on Culture & Development

Culture and development are two words which have not always gone together, or been worked upon within the same context. In recent years however, we come across new elements, instruments and ideas which place increasing emphasis on this pair of concepts. This publication Culture and Development. Evolution and Prospects is set within the growing interest in studying the various aspects which form part of development, promoting a global and integral understanding. The work carried out to analyse the fundamental role that aspects like education or the environment have for example in relation to human development is generally known. …  

03 Aug 2011 | Downloads - publication

A Gender Perspective on the "Green Economy"

A ‘green’ economic system must promote social equity - Equitable, healthy and decent jobs and livelihoods. The Rio+20 Steering Committee for Women has just isued a paper outlining a gender perspective on the 'Green Economy'. The paper notes, "A truly sustainable ‘green economy’ would involve economic development that takes place within the limits of nature, and ensures a fair distribution of resources among all countries and social groups - as well as between men and women. Social equity and environmental justice must remain at the heart of sustainable development, and the outcomes of the Rio+20 UN conference in 2012. …  

03 Aug 2011 | Downloads - document
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2010 Annual Report of CEESP

The 2010 Annual Report of CEESP was tabled at the 76th meeting of the IUCN Council. In her introduction to the Report, CEESP Chair wrote, "The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) has over 1000 members spread across all regions of the world. It is no easy feat to foster cohesiveness in a voluntary network of experts whose expertise traverses environmental, economic, social and cultural policy, but it has been my honour and pleasure to contribute to achieving exactly this since Barcelona. …  

03 Aug 2011 | Downloads - publication

New Organization blends conservation and anthropology with inspirational results: Izilwane

Izilwane promotes biodiversity conservation through shared knowledge and experience. The non-profit online magazine takes an anthropological approach to biodiversity loss, exploring the place of humans in the global ecosystem. The goal of the writers and editors of Izilwane is to educate the public about the need to slow the global rate of biodiversity loss by enhancing public awareness of and connection to the natural environment through articles, interviews, photo galleries, video galleries and other multimedia. …  

03 May 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Sui Generis model laws created for the protection of TK

The Pacific Islands region has developed two sui generis model laws for the protection of traditional knowledge. …  

03 May 2011 | Downloads - publication
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