About & How We Engage

CEM promotes ecosystem-based approaches for the management of landscapes and seascapes, provides guidance and support for ecosystem-based management and promotes resilient socio-ecological systems to address global challenges.

 

 

 

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Our Mission

Description

Our mission is to provide expert guidance on integrated approaches to the management of natural and modified ecosystems to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. 

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Our Members

Description

We are a network of +1300 members from around the globe who volunteer their time and talent in pursuit of sustainability and finding solutions for issues on ecosystems and their relationship with people and cultures. We encourage diversity in terms of experience, disciplines, cultures, languages, ages and gender.

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Our structure

Description

We have over 30 groups divided into Thematic Groups, Specialist Groups and Task Forces. Each network is focused on building and strengthening communities to achieve specific goals the different regions worldwide.

CEM membership

The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) includes more than 1,000 volunteer ecosystem management experts from around the globe.

Membership in the Commission on Ecosystem Management is open to any individual who has earned an academic degree (Bachelors, MSc or PhD) in a field relevant to Ecosystem Management or has substantial experience in managing an ecosystem and has skills determined important to the work of a Thematic Group, Task Force, Region or the Commission as a whole.

The candidate must be open and respectful in collaboration with partners from within and outside IUCN.

  • If asked to represent the Commission in a meeting or discussion, they are obliged to be supportive of IUCN policies and agreements.
  • As a general guideline, membership in the Commission requires 4-8 hours per month of volunteer service (e.g., reviewing/contributing to policy work, contributing case study documentation, assessing/evaluating case material, communicating Commission information, etc.).
  • All members of Commission Thematic Groups, Task Forces or any other working groups that may be established must meet the standards for membership in the Commission and be appointed to the membership per the procedures described above.

After applying for membership, the relevant Regional Vice Chair will review the application and where additional information is required, will be contacted. 

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Commission leadership

Angela Andrade, CEM Chair

Angela Andrade

Chair, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

Angela is an anthropologist with an M.Sc. in Landscape Ecology. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in ecosystem management.

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Everything we do or stop doing in this decade that begins, to face the crisis of biodiversity and climate change, will have a significant impact on the future of our civilization, its well-being and the integrity of our planet. To address it, today more than ever, ecosystem-based approaches become increasingly relevant.


Deputy Chair, Liette Vasseur

Liette Vasseur

Deputy Chair for CEM and co-lead of the Climate change and Biodiversity Policy and Practice group

Vasseur is Professor of Biology, member of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and the ...

Deputy Chair for CEM and co-lead of the Climate change and Biodiversity Policy and Practice group

Vasseur is Professor of Biology, member of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and the UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: From Local to Global, Brock University, Canada