Welcome to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

To join IUCN CEC, write to cec@iucn.org.
CEC works closely with the Capacity Development Unit within the Programme and Policy Group. 

IUCN CEC NEWS

 

Climate Change

20 Questions for the US Press to Ask about Climate Change

A blog post on ClimateEthics.org identifies 20 questions that the US press has failed to ask opponents of proposed US climate change policies. "Can CEC members rephrase this text in simple language?" asks Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor.
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02 May 2010 | News story
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Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Explore the Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Earth is a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written in non-technical language by scholars, professionals, educators and experts. CEC member Mark McGinley introduces the EoE to CEC.  …  

02 May 2010 | News story

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Training - Good Practice Stakeholder Participation… with a focus on the environment

This 3-day training course, run by CEC member Diana Pound, helps participants develop good practice skills in stakeholder participation with a focus on the better management of the natural environment. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

UNDESD Literature Review: Call for Contributions

UNESCO has commissioned a review of authoritative literature on processes and learning for ESD. If you have access to key documents which can inform this literature review, please send them to Daniella Tilbury, CEC Specialty Group Leader on Education for Sustainable Development.  …  

02 May 2010 | News story

www.jmt.org/jmaward-home.asp

Telling Stories about the John Muir Award

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir's quote continues to inspire action for the environment. Awards given in his name -- a total of 100,000 thus far -- are communicated in case studies that carry the message to wider audiences. Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager, shared the link with CEC's Frits Hesselink. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

CEC member Appolinaire Oussou Lio, geographer and naturalist, is working to save the African manatees of Benin. Education is key component of his efforts.

Le Lamatin d'Afrique au Benin

Et si on sauvait le lamantin d’Afrique au Bénin?
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02 May 2010 | News story

CEC member Appolinaire Oussou Lio, geographer and naturalist, is working to save the African manatees of Benin. Education is key component of his efforts.

CEC Member Seeks to Save Manatees in Benin

CEC member Appolinaire Oussou Lio, geographer and naturalist, reports on recent efforts to save the African manatees of Benin. His NGO lead a mission to Lake Slre to see two manatees that had travelled out of their flooded river and were later trapped in the lake by drought. The author links the event to climate change.
 

02 May 2010 | News story

Earth Day Climate Rally draws crowds to National Mall, even as Senate climate bill is delayed. Activists dressed as polar bear carrying the Earth, threatened by dirty coal as citizens rally around, were among the crowd at the celebrity-rich celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2010.

Climate Photo of the Week

Each week CEC member Gary Braasch posts a new photo related to climate change on his website. As an environmental photojournalist, he says "My goal is to add specific images and details of ongoing effects to so that our conversation is less and less in abstract terms."
 

02 May 2010 | News story

Sell the Sizzle - The New Climate Message

Recommended Read: Publications from Futerra

Laurie Bennet of Futerra Sustainability Communications in the UK challenged CEC to "make sustainability so desireable it becomes normal." Speaking at the CEC Steering Committee meeting on 14 April, he pointed participants to Futerra publications such as "Sell the Sizzle" and "New Rules New Game." …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

IUCN CEC Steering Committee Meeting, Aviemore, Scotland, April 2010

CEC Steering Committee Meeting in Aviemore

A productive meeting in Aviemore, Scotland, yielded concrete action plans for the coming year. Also productive was the volcanic eruption beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, which yeilded an ash cloud that forced airspace closures across northern Europe. Travel delays affected many CEC members, all now safely home. …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story
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