The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) is one of IUCN’s six scientific Commissions. CEM is a network of volunteer experts, numbering approximately 800, from around the world working on ecosystem management related issues, for example climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, Red List of Ecosystems, fisheries and ecosystem restoration and services. The Commission works closely with other IUCN Commissions, regional offices and global thematic programmes. The Global Ecosystem Management Programme (EMP) is the focal programme for CEM, which provides secretariat and technical support. EMP is now located at the IUCN Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, though CEM membership and communications support remains at IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.
The Commission on Ecosystem Management - CEM
To mark the food theme of this year’s World Environment Day: ‘Think. Eat. Save’ IUCN urges policy makers to pay greater attention to the role that nature plays in boosting global food security. …
05 Jun 2013 | News story
05 Jun 2013 | Article
The accelerating disappearance of Earth’s species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the founding Chair of IPBES, a new global organization created to narrow the gulf between leading international biodiversity scientists and national policy-makers. …
31 May 2013 | News story