Gonzalo Zambrana on Foro Sudamerica


 I. ANTECEDENTES Como parte de las actividades preparatorias del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza, Hawaii 2016, durante los días 31 de agosto al 2 de septiembre, se realizó en Quito, Ecuador el II Foro Sudamericano, con los siguientes objetivos: 1. Aportar a la construcción del programa global 2017-2020 de la UICN y a delinear el programa regional. 
2. Discutir y pronunciarse sobre aspectos de gobernanza de la Unión. 
3. Identificar y priorizar temas clave para la región que ameriten ser presentados como mociones al Congreso Mundial. 
4. Dar a conocer los alcances y oportunidades de participación en el Congreso Mundial de Conservación, Hawai, 2016.    | Spanish

13 Oct 2015 | Article

Policy Matters (Issue 21) Call for Papers

Certification and Biodiversity - How Voluntary Certification Standards impact biodiversity and human livelihoods

Deadline for Abstracts 30 November 2015   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2015 | Article

Pastoralists flee Central African Republic due to conflict, Cameroon 2013.

TECS and TGER partner with the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative to develop a guide on securing pastoral tenure

 The IUCN Global Drylands Initiative has partnered with the CEESP themes on Environment, Conflict and Security (TECS) and governance, equity and rights (TGER) to develop a guide on pastoral tenure. The World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) have also been active partners. A Technical Board consisting of experts in the field of pastoralism, including pastoralist representatives identified through WAMIP, has overseen the development of the guide. The guide has further been peer reviewed by volunteers identified through the WISP- and CEESP- networks. The guide is currently going through a final phase of revision. …  

06 Oct 2015 | Article

Chair's Comments

Over the past five months IUCN has been holding Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) that have brought together IUCN members, Commission members, Regional Offices and Gland Secretariat colleagues. The RCF are an invaluable opportunity to discuss the conservation priorities of the regions of the world. It’s a time to reflect upon those issues that are common across all regions and those that are more pressing to a specific region. A consistent theme that is emerging from the feedback I’ve received is a sense of disquiet amongst many CEESP Commission members of the tendency to interpret IUCN’s programme area ‘nature-based solutions’ towards ’market-based’ solutions to environmental problems.

05 Oct 2015 | Article

IUCN World Conservation Congress - Call for Contributions

Be part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress! The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will bring together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.   …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

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Reminder: Call for Nominations for CEESP Chair

In early September, CEESP members received a message from me as chair of the CEESP Nominations Committee, inviting CEESP members to propose candidates for the position of CEESP Chair. In September 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, the Members of IUCN will elect a new Chair of the CEESP. The current Chair, Aroha Te Pareke Mead, is in her second term and is not eligible for re-election. This is an important opportunity to help determine the next leadership of CEESP.  …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Meat Smoking Rack in the Pikangikum Area in Pimachiowin Aki, a 33,400 square kilometer mixed property of boreal forest and cultural sites nominated by Canada with the support from the First Nations and provincial governments. Photo: Pimachiowin Aki Corporation

World Heritage Reviewers Urgently Needed

We are in urgent need of CEESP Members who can quickly review World Heritage applications. These are voluminous documents that would need to be reviewed quickly, by early November. CEESP and IUCN have an important advisory role under the World Heritage Convention, i.e. the Union provides technical and strategic advice to the World Heritage Committee using its Commissions and networks.   …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Exploring Values and Rights with the Union in Eastern and Southern Africa

September 30th, in Nairobi, Kenya, the Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Eastern and Southern Africa began with a day of open dialogue. CEESP and the Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) Working Group and partners organized two events to facilitate discussion and shared learning on governance among regional members, commissions, and the secretariat. This opportunity is an outcome of the ESARO approach of working together.   …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

CEESP Emerging Leaders Network: Catalyzing action towards the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress

CEESP Emerging Leaders are actively contributing to the development of CEESP SC events that will be submitted to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in Hawai’i from September 1st to 10th, 2016. The CEESP Emerging Leaders Network is looking for volunteers who want to get involved in CEESP related events! Please join us for a Skype chat on October 7th. The first chat will be at 14:30 GMT while the second will be at 19:30 GMT. We will present the CEESP proposals we are contributing to, outline the next steps as well as get feedback on events that you and your organization are submitting.   …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Spinner dolphins off the coast of Punaaula, Tahiti.

Blue Days, Iconic Marine Species Ecotourism in the Pacific

In the week of June 1st 2015, the Government of French Polynesia, through the Ministry of Environment and Culture, and in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), hosted the ‘Blue Days, Iconic Marine Species Ecotourism in the Pacific’ conference.  …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

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