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Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development

On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for registration has been extended - register now!   …  

15 May 2014 | Event

Launch of Policy Matters 19 at the Asia Regional Office, April 2014

The latest edition of CEESP's Policy Matters now available: Remembering Elinor Ostrom

The latest edition of CEESP's peer-reviewed journal Policy Matters was launched at the Asia Regional Office in Bangkok on April 21st by Aroha Mead (Chair of CEESP and one of the co-editors) and Mike Murphree (Acting Chair of the CEESP/SSC Specialist Group on Sustainable Use and Livelihoods).  

07 May 2014 | Article

Bees in the process of honey production, Madagascar

IPBES work begins - roll up sleeves

Almost 10 years after the launch of the idea and 5 years of intense discussions on the design, IPBES has adopted its first work plan for 2014-2018. The plan includes developing a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. …  

06 Jan 2014 | News story

Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

 The IUCN World Parks Congress is the landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. It will be convened in Sydney, Australia 12 - 19 November 2014, with the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions” designed to reflect and help deliver IUCN’s three Programme Areas. The World Parks Congress 2014 will articulate the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services, position protected areas within the goals of economic and community well-being in the post-2015 development agenda, and demonstrate and guide how this can be achieved in practice.  

09 Dec 2013 | Article
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Sustainable Bio-energy Policy Framework and Guidelines for Africa: Toward Energy Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

 A collaborative initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the “Sustainable Bioenergy Policy Framework in Africa: Toward Energy Security and Sustainable Livelihoods” study (February 2012), which I had the rare privilege of undertaking, is designed to serve as a technical tool for promoting the sustainable development of bioenergy within the framework of NEPAD as well as global conventions that Africa is party to.

 
 

09 Dec 2013 | Article
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ELC meeting on the Natural Resources Governance Framework

In mid-August the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held a two-day meeting at their offices in Bonn.  …  

09 Dec 2013 | Article
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Richard Cellarius, USA

CEESP Deputy Chair Richard Cellarius appointed to the IUCN-ICMM Review of Biodiversity Performance Project Steering Committee

After over 10 years of interaction, IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) have commenced a project to review the outcomes of that interaction, i.e., to evaluate improvements in ICMM members’ biodiversity performance. The plan is to have a report prepared for presentation at the 2014 World Parks Congress. …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Colombia on Sale

At the beginning of 2000´s, the price of minerals in the world was in their highest levels since 1970´s. This level of prices was responding to the rising demand by China, Southeast Asian countries and developed countries in general. Two main proposals were given to the exporting countries, so they could manage better this mining and energy boom: The first one from Alice Amsden from MIT. She proposes to build an “Organization of the Mineral Exporting Countries (OMEC)” with members from African and Latin American countries.    …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Dr. Mirza B. Baig, teaching at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Book Chapter on Rural Development

Dr. Mirza B. Baig, teaching at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is pleased to share his book chapter on Rural Development with other members. This chapter, Sustainable Agriculture Ensures Sustainable Rural Development: A Reality or a Myth, discusses that poverty in Pakistan is largely a rural phenomenon; therefore, the development of agriculture must be a principal vehicle for alleviating rural poverty. Unfortunately, the country’s agriculture is negatively affected by various issues and constraints which have been enlisted in this chapter. …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Grand Chief Ed John hands over the chairmanship of the Permanent Forum to Mr. Paul Kanyinke Sena.

The Message Stick: Newsletter of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, July/August 2013

This issue of The Message Stick contains several news and updates on the activities undertaken by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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