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

 

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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Lord Mandelson presents Thomas Hearing his award

Jurassic Coast Student named UK Young Scientist of the Year 2010

Thomas Hearing, a student who worked on a Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (WHS) research project, has been named UK Young Scientist of the Year 2010. …  

16 Apr 2010 | International news release

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Traditional knowledge key to conserving biodiversity

Climate change, unsustainable development and biodiversity loss are mounting threats to life on earth and human societies. Throughout the ages, local communities have developed knowledge and tools for survival and adaptation to their environment. But as indigenous cultures, local languages and practices are eroded, so is our civilization’s resilience to new environmental challenges. …  

12 Apr 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

Grace Mwaura appointed as member of Council

Following Council’s decision last November to strengthen the voice of the youth in the Council to ensure that the concerns of the next generation are adequately addressed, Council approved the appointment of Ms. Grace Mwaura from Kenya until the end of Council’s term in 2012. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

CEC Newsletter - March 2010

The March 2010 issue of the IUCN CEC newsletter features action related to Biodiversity and Climate Change as well as new tools and resources. CEC is pleased to profile Sue Mainka, Wendy Price, Nancy Colleton and Gillian Martin Mehers, along with award winners Arturo Curiel and Suzana Padua. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

9 June 2010, Washington, DC

June Event: The Forum on Earth Observations

CEC is sponsoring this June 2010 event on "Climate, Energy and National Security: Meeting the Environmental Information Challenge". CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton is an organizer. Data that is current and easy to use is critical to national and global policy, processes and solutions for our changing world. …  

18 Mar 2010 | News story

Orange-eyed green tree frog

SCBD Biodiversity Newsletter Call for Submissions

Members of civil society all over the world are invited to submit short articles for the next issue of [square brackets] newsletter on cutting edge biodiversity issues. Topics relate to the May 2010 meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) and the working group on CBD implementation.
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17 Mar 2010 | News story

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