Noviembre

Doris Cellarius receives major Sierra Club Award (see photo):

Doris Cellarius - an active member of CEESP and SEAPRISE with a leadership role working on biofuel issues - was presented with the 2010 William E. Colby Award, the Sierra Club's highest award for service to the Club itself; it “honors an outstanding record of leadership, dedication, and service to the Sierra Club as typified by William E. Colby” (Sierra Club Director and Officer 1900-1949; founder of the Club's Outings program), at the annual Sierra Club Awards Dinner in San Francisco on Saturday, September 25, 2010. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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NEW FACEBOOK PAGE 'JUST CONSERVATION'

Achieving Conservation without sacrificing social justice has been a challenge confronting CEESP members since its inauguration. It lies at the core of what CEESP is about. Considerable progress has been made in highlighting key issues it's not a challenge that has been fully taken up by the major conservation agencies, although it hasn't been entirely ignored by them, as demonstrated by the recent launch of the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/social_policy/scpl_cihr/). …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Maasai women in Tanzania make paste from a mkunde kunde tree that treats animals infected with worms

FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

CEESP member Elizabeth Fox attended the launch event for the FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.  She writes, "The launching of the policy was well attended, followed by a light reception and quite a milestone of a success with years of discussions and work behind it. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Financial Economists, Financial Interests and Dark Corners of the Meltdown: It's Time to Set Ethical Standards for the Economics Profession

Geneva, 22 Nov (Kanaga Raja) -- There is need for a code of ethics for economists in light of the fact that in the vast majority of the time, academic financial economists have failed to identify their affiliations with private or public financial institutions and possible conflicts of interest when writing about or commenting on financial policy issues. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Preliminary investigation of options for an Independent Inspection/Grievance Panel to assist in resolving human rights complaints against conservation activities

An analysis of options for establishing an Independent Inspection/Grievance/Advisory Panel for evaluating human rights complaints against conservation projects and protected areas has been prepared by CEESP TGER to provide important inputs into analyses being developed for re-imagining conservation with social justice. …  

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Localisation, Participation and Communication: an Introduction to Good PGIS Practice

(Available in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese) This 25-min educational video documentary introduces the practice of participatory spatial information management and communication (PGIS) in the development context. It has been designed to introduce development practitioners (technology intermediaries) to the practice of demand-driven PGIS. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Draft Guiding Principles for business & human rights posted for consultation

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, posted the draft “Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework” on his online consultation forum. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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URUNDEI EXCHANGE: EL PODER DE COMPARTIR

URUNDEI EXCHANGE: EL PODER DE COMPARTIR Alonzo Zarzycki, Fundación Urundei  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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GreEn is holding a co-creation workshop in December in Brussels for youth leaders.

GreEn Forum on Green Entrepreneurship

Are you looking for more impactful ways to dialogue and collaborate with tomorrow's global young leaders and other key players in the field of Green Entrepreneurship?  …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story

Anne Franklin

Biodiversity and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Discover the "I give life to my planet" campaign, a booklet with 336 tips for biodiversity, and a host of resources from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, where CEC member Anne Franklin is CBD focal point. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story