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CEESP, the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, is an inter-disciplinary network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological diversity and to provide guidance and support towards effective policies and practices in environmental conservation and sustainable development.

 

New! Read the Dec 2015 CEESP Newsletter here


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Participants of the International Academy on Sustainable Development at the UNESCO WHS Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi in Turin, Italy. October 16th, 2015.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Capacity Building Workshop on the Management of UNESCO designated sites: World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves

The pilot edition of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – Capacity Building Workshop on the Management of UNESCO designated sites: World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves, took place in Turin and in the Piedmont region from October 16th to October 21st, 2015. …  

20 Jan 2016 | Article

Participants of the International Academy on Sustainable Development at the UNESCO WHS Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi in Turin, Italy. October 16th, 2015.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Capacity Building Workshop on the Management of UNESCO designated sites: World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves

 The pilot edition of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – Capacity Building Workshop on the Management of UNESCO designated sites: World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves, took place in Turin and in the Piedmont region from October 16th to October 21st, 2015. Over 30 site manager and operators from World Heritage properties and Biosphere Reserves coming from all over the world took actively part to the workshop and training sessions, sharing their experiences and discussing about main working issues and opportunities. Case presented included testimonies from Colombia, China, France, Hungary, Kenya, Mexico, Oman, Portugal, Serbia, among the others. …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

FIGURE. Convergence between Formal and Traditional Protected Area Management Principles

Guest Editorial - Revisiting the Asian Philosophy of Protected Areas

At the Workshop on Protected Areas Management held in Akita, Japan in 2009, several of the participants propositioned that Asia has an alternative approach to biodiversity conservation and protected area management that needed to be revitalised.   …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article


Latest Publications

TECS briefs on Conflict sensitive adaptation

Conflict-sensitive adaptation. Use Human Rights to Build Social and Environmental Resilience

A new set of briefs

TECS in collaboration with IPACC (Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee) has published a set of policy briefs on how human rights can serve as a foundation for making adaptation conflict sensitive. At the 2010 UNFCCC COP the importance of making climate change adaptation conflict sensitive was identified in several side events. This is a priority because adaptation if poorly planned could increase conflict by multiplying existing conflict stressors. In turn this could aggravate existing vulnerabilities making it increasingly difficult to achieve development goals and human security. Pre-existing factors such as weak tenure, gender inequality and the marginalization of indigenous people can contribute to adaptation choices that favour one group over another. The absence of inclusive governance incorporating legitimate processes for making decisions and resolving difference can compound this situation. In this set of policy briefs, TECS and IPACC demonstrate that by putting human rights at the centre of adaptation planning and actions, governments and other actors can help avoid conflict and be effective in reducing human vulnerability, building resilience and enhance human security.

 You can access these briefs here

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

CEESP Policy Matters 18 Cover

Policy Matters 18 - Macroeconomics Policies, Livelihoods and Sustainability- available to download

Policy Matters 18: Macroeconomic Policies, Livelihoods and Sustainability …  

11 Apr 2012 | Article

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Aroha Te Pareake Mead - CEESP Chair
  • Aroha Mead, New Zealand
CEESP Chair, Aroha Mead, and Deputy-Chair, Richard Cellarius
  • Aroha Mead and Richard Cellarius
CEESP Newsletter - December 2015
  • CEESP Newsletter Dec 2015

    CEESP Newsletter Dec 2015

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