Provide your views to IUCN and ICMM on the Dialogue

29 February 2008 | News story

IUCN and ICMM have been engaged in a Dialogue since 2002 with the purpose of creating a platform for communities, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to discuss and seek the best balance between the protection of important ecosystems and the social and economic importance of mining. IUCN and ICMM committed themselves to discussing a full range of issues with the objective of enhancing the contribution of the mining industry to biodiversity conservation. The overall purpose of the review -- commissioned jointly by IUCN and ICMM -- is to review the quality and effectiveness of the IUCN-ICMM Dialogue.

This short survey (10 minutes) about the ICMM and IUCN Dialogue will form part of a broader review (see below). The organisation carrying out this review is The Partnering Initiative (see below). The results of the survey will be non attributable. Thank you for your assistance. 

About the Dialogue:

At the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, August 2002), IUCN AND ICMM launched a joint dialogue on mining and biodiversity. The concept was to provide a platform for communities, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to discuss and seek the best balance between the protection of important ecosystems and the social and economic importance of mining.


IUCN and ICMM committed themselves to discussing a full range of issues with the objective of enhancing the contribution of the mining industry to biodiversity conservation. Accordingly, Terms of Reference were developed and agreed for the Dialogue to commence in 2003 with the following objectives: 

  • Performance of the mining industry in biodiversity conservation is enhanced.
  • Potential for more strategic, integrated and participatory approaches to planning and management at the landscape and seascape level as a tool for achieving balanced development and conservation outcomes explored.
  • Mining industries’ contribution and support to further strengthen the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories System, as a credible global standard harnessed.
  • Options for addressing the related issues of restoration (of legacy sites), prior informed consent, and empowerment of the indigenous peoples and local communities are explored, and pursued as mutually agreed


The overall purpose of the review -- commissioned jointly by IUCN and ICMM --  is to review the quality and effectiveness of the IUCN-ICMM Dialogue

  • Assess the functioning of the Dialogue to date and provide recommendations as to its future operation;
  • Serve as a broader learning opportunity for both IUCN and ICMM partners, with special reference to the 6 factors identified in the TOR as Specific Objectives of the Review (p. 3), the review matrix provided in Appendix 3 of the TOR and to other added value benefits, such as reaching unanticipated audiences;
  • Demonstrate how cooperative learning of the IUCN and ICMM Secretariat can be used by IUCN and ICMM partners to engage, manage and enhance relationships with their existing and new constituencies. 
     

ABOUT IBLF AND THE PARTNERING INITIATIVE


The International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF)


IBLF was established in 1990 as an international NGO with a commitment to sustainable development. IBLF has been at the forefront of promoting the case for constructive business engagement in sustainable development both within the business sector itself and within the public sector (governments, public sector agencies, bi-laterals and multi-laterals) and civil society and works with business, governments, and civil society in over 90 countries.


IBLF has been at the forefront of promoting multi-sector partnerships (that include business) as the approach most likely to achieve genuinely sustainable solutions that decrease dependence on external aid. www.iblf.org


The Partnering Initiative was established in 2004 as a collaboration with the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry. The Partnering Initiative today is the IBLF’s global programme entirely dedicated to ‘developing the art and science of cross-sector partnership’. It works with a number of organisations from all sectors in a wide rage of collaborative ventures – always striving to extract and disseminate knowledge and experience as appropriately and widely as possible   www.ThePartneringInitiative.org