Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy


  • Warren Lavey Photo: Holly Rosencranz

    Students Study Protected Areas and Learn About Climate Change and Human Health Impacts


    CEESP News - by Warren G. Lavey, University of Illinois  In a university environmental policy course addressing the benefits, protections, and challenges for natural areas, lessons, and students’ research papers provided training about the many...

  • Panelists at the UNFCCC Photo: Pasang Dolma Sherpa

    Asian Indigenous People's struggle in COP 24


    CEESP News - by Pasang Dolma Sherpa, PhD, co-chair of SPICEH Indigenous peoples from Asia, who participated in the COP 24 of the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland from 2 to 14th Dec. 2018, felt the very important step in strengthening indigenous peoples’ roles,...

  • Panelists at the UNFCCC From left to right: Grace Wong, Tebtebba; Benoit Bosquet, The World Bank Group; Hindou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples Coordinating Committee of Africa, IPACC; Kristen Walker Painemilla, CEESP Chair; Johnson Cerda, Conservation International; Idrissa Zeba, DGM Burkino Faso; Lucrecia Campos, Costa Rica Communal Development Associations. Photo: Luis Barquin

    Outcomes of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform


    Report from CEESP Chair, Kristen Walker Painemilla Last week after three years of work, the 24th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP24) reached a major accomplishment with a draft decision on the Local Communities and Indigenous...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts


    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest for Chair(s) of the Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER)


    CEESP News  The Chair of CEESP seeks nominations/expressions of interest for the position of TGER Chair. Candidates for the Chair should preferably be familiar with CEESP and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines....

  • The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business Photo: Shutterstock

    Navigating business indicators on biodiversity just got easier


    Paris, France, 29 November 2018 (IUCN) – Businesses struggling to identify indicators to measure their environmental performance will benefit from a new report released today by IUCN and Oxford University during Natural Capital Week.

  • Announcing New CEESP Appointments


    CEESP News - by Kristen Walker, CEESP Chair Congratulations to CEESP members in their new roles!

  • Community representatives from around the world gather at ZSL in London, for a preparatory "Community Voices" meeting for the London Conference IWT, co-organised by IUCN SULi, IIED, ZSL, TRAFFIC and FFI Community representatives from around the world gather at ZSL in London, for a preparatory "Community Voices" meeting for the London Conference IWT, co-organised by IUCN SULi, IIED, ZSL, TRAFFIC and FFI Photo: Jonathan Perugia/Gaia Visual

    Community Voices in the Illegal Wildlife Trade Debate


    CEESP News - by Rosie Cooney, outgoing Chair of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) Who gets to have a say in how wildlife is conserved? Whose perspectives and interests count? The illegal wildlife trade (IWT...

  • IUCN Mexico Forum Participants of the Mexican National Committee Forum in Mexico City Photo: Ame Ramos Castillo

    Highlighting Human Dimensions of Conservation


    CEESP News - by Ameyali Ramos, CEESP Deputy Chair   The Mexican National Committee of IUCN Members hosted a Forum in Mexico City, Mexico from 23 to 25 October 2018. The Forum provided an opportunity to review the progress of IUCN Mexican Member...

  • Photo of protests by Avik Roy Photo: Avik Roy

    Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico


    CEESP News - by Dr. Prakash Kashwan, Univesity of Connecticut  How do societies negotiate the apparently competing agendas of environmental protection and social justice? Why do some countries perform much better than others? Democracy in the Woods...


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