In this journey we explore various facets of ecosystem management with an eye on better understanding the importance of resilience in maintaining ecosystem services. Our journey begins with an opportunity to learn something about resilience in a Conservation Campus course. Through a series of workshops and Knowledge Café discussions we examine the essential roles local stewards play in promoting resilience, how governance can affect sustainability of delivery of ecosystem services, how protected areas serve to enhance resilience in the face of climate change. We anticipate forwarding to the Commission and Programme on Ecosystem Management recommendations to foster greater recognition of “First Stewardship” and “Resilience” to sustain delivery of needed ecosystem services.
Friday, 7 September - The journey starts with two Workshops focusing on the role of protected areas as a response to climate change (#750) and on the REDD+ processes (#786). On the afternoon, a course on resilience assessment of "social-ecological systems" is also offered (#389).
Saturday, 8 September – The questions of food security and sustainable agricultural practices will be discussed on Workshops #217 and #745, while the cornerstone Workshop #751will provide insight into agro-ecosystems services and resilience. You will also have the opportunity to take part to a Knowledge Café Discussion (#499) exploring biodiversity conservation on agricultural matrix.
Sunday, 9 September - In the morning Workshop #396 will look at the Net Positive Impact conservation model and its applicability to the private sector. In the afternoon Workshop #744 will debate the issues of energy/water/food competition, while Knowledge Café #543 will discuss the concept of ´greening higher education´. In the evening, the Council Workshop (#658) will address the role and contribution of all parts of IUCN.
Monday, 10 September - Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Campus Course (#170) if you are considering e-learning programmes or participate in Workshops addressing various issues, such as landscape governance (#363), participatory governance (#754) and forest partnerships (#774).
Tuesday, 11 September – In the morning a Workshop (#746) will present youth engagement and intergenerational partnership, while Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network are discussed in Knowledge Café #372. The journey concludes with presentation of key proposals from the journey events in Commission/Programme wrap-up session (workshop #813) where priorities, strategies and actions will be identified for the coming inter-sessional period.