Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development | UPDATE ON THE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

The Call for Contributions is open for the IUCN-CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, being held in Whakatāne, New Zealand, 11-15th January 2011. This Conference is a partnership between IUCN CEESP and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

The deadline for Contributions has been extended until 25 September. To complete an on-line abstract click here.

A number of panel sessions that potential contributors might wish to express an interest are; an inter-faith dialogue, a session to inform participants on relevant global processes (e.g. the Earth Charter, the Cochabamba Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, Rio +20, the Great Transition Initiative and other initiatives), a session on communicating change, panels of global and indigenous business leaders on a new paradigm for business, a panel of eminent indigenous leaders and traditional knowledge experts, a panel of eminent scientists on how science can take a greater role in promoting a more multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and economic policy, an inter-generational responsibility youth panel, a panel on right and responsibilities.

Confirmed Keynote speakers include; Ashok Khosla (President of IUCN), Winona La Duke, (Ojibwe and Founding Director of White Earth Land Recovery Project), Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Laureate in Economics 2009 and CEESP member), Sir Hirini Moko Mead (Ngāti Awa and athor of Tikanga Māori: Living By Māori Values). As well five IUCN Commission Chairs are participating, CEC, CEESP, CEL, SSC and WCPA. For a full list of confirmed Keynotes click here. Other speakers include; Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Author 'Decolonising Methodologies), Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend & Michel Pimbert (co-authors, Sharing Power) and many more.

To register for the Conference at the early registration fee, please go to: http://www.sharingpower.org/registration.html

Sharing Power Youth Network on Facebook

Ngā Wawata o ngā Rangatahi is a Māori (New Zealand) phrase that means 'the aspirations of the world's youth.' This is the name given to the new global CEESP Sharing Power youth network.  

The issues being discussed at the Sharing Power Conference require actions by this generation but have far greater implications for future generations. The participation and perspectives of youth are essential to the effectiveness of the discussions and outcomes of the Sharing Power conference.

If you are 15-35 years, and would like to join our global youth network to: discuss the issues covered in the Sharing Power Conference; help identify youth speakers; offer a specific session within the Conference; and discuss how this network might de be developed after the Conference, please join the Facebook Group 'Ngā Wawata o ngā Rangatahi ' There are currently 116 members of this Youth Network.

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CEESP @ COP 10 Nagoya

The CBD COP 10 will be held in Nagoya, Japan, 18-29 October 2010

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CEESP at CBD COP10 | Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend

CEESP at CBD COP 10 - Nagoya , October 2010 - The tenth Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to be held the second half of October 2010 in Nagoya will discuss and approve several major policy documents, including an in depth review of the implementation of the programme of work on protected areas (PoWPA), which will guide CBD work on protected areas for the next 5 to 10 years.

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Collaborative Event Ethnography of the CBD COP10 | Ken MacDonald

Co-Chair of the CEESP Theme on Culture and Conservation together with CEESP members Lisa Campbell, Pete Brosius and Noella Gray are leading an international team of researchers from several universities to undertake a Collaborative Event Ethnography (CEE) at the 10th Conference of the Parties (CoP10) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010.

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IPCCA Indigenous Peoples' Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Participation in CBD COP | Alejandro Argumedo

The Indigenous Peoples' Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative is in the process of organising a side-event at the CBD COP 10 in collaboration with the SCBD Secretariat, Indigenous Knowledge desk to present the 1st IPCCA Progress Report and the most relevant cases from our local assessments.

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Gender at the CBD | Office of the Global Senior Gender Advisor

The IUCN Office of the Global Senior Gender Adviser will be involved in the following activities at the CBD COP 10: The Office will be presenting an IUCN position paper on how to “Mainstream Gender in the work of the Convention” and includes selected recommendations for consideration at COP10 on the issue of gender mainstreaming.

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CEESP NEWS & UPDATES

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CEESP Steering Committee News

The Executive Committee of CEESP met in Gland, 5 & 6 June 2010. The CEESP Steering Committee welcomed new member, Juanita Cabrera Lopez to TGER and farewelled two Co-Chairs from TILCEPA and TEMTI.  

The Executive Committee of CEESP met in Gland, 5 & 6 June 2010 (a copy of the Exec Com Minutes is available on the CEESP website).

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Democratising Food and Agricultural Research: citizens' transforming knowledge and ways of knowing | Michel Pimbert

Throughout the world, agricultural research has largely been thought of as the domain of scientific experts, with farmers at the receiving end of the research outputs. If a crop variety or policy fails, farmers are often blamed for their “ignorance and inability” to farm correctly.

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New appointment to Global Protected Areas Programme

CEESP congratulates Trevor Sandwith on his appointment as IUCN's new Head of the Global Protected Areas Programme.

Trevor, of South African nationality, is an educator, biologist and conservation strategist, having worked in nature conservation planning and management in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, and more recently in the US and Latin America.

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CEESP Centroamérica apoya en la discusión del tema de Género y cambio climático | By Vivienne Solis Rivera

Hay diferencias significativas en el modo en que las mujeres están enfrentando los efectos del cambio climático. Estas han de ser tomadas en cuenta, en atención a los derechos humanos de las mujeres y a la urgencia de la región centroamericana para aliviar los embates que ya enfrenta como consecuencia de este fenómeno global.

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General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium - 24 October 2010, Nagoya (Japan) – in conjunction with CBD COP 10

The “ICCA Consortium” is an association of organizations with experience and commitment in supporting indigenous peoples' conserved territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) at local, national and/or international levels

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International Year of Youth, 12 August 2010 - 11 August 2011

The International Year of Youth was launched 12 August 2010 at the UN General Assembly Hall with an eclectic event of speeches, musical performances, videos and poetry. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be on hand with welcoming words to kick off the Year, which runs from 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011 under the theme “dialogue and mutual understanding”

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When a Bill Passes in the Wilderness, Does Anyone Hear? Indigenous Peoples' Voices Silenced by Proponents of the Far North Act in Ontario, Canada | Iain Davidson-Hunt & Peggy Smith

Iain Davidson-Hunt and Peggy Smith, CEESP Vice-Chairs, North America, Catie Burlando, CEESP Member

The North American boreal forest is home for many Indigenous Peoples and has become a highly publicized contested ground in the international debate on conservation versus development. Some private sector companies are pursuing potential wealth from natural resource extraction and development...

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Philippines: Hope at last? | Clive Wicks

On the 30th June Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was elected President of the Philippines. He is the only son of former president Corazon Aquino and her assassinated husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino II, both revered for leading the struggle to restore democracy in the archipelago of over 7,000 islands and 90 million people.

His father was shot dead at Manila airport in 1983 as he returned exile in US to lead the democracy movement against Dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Benigno was shot during one of several military coups attempted against his mother so he knows what violence can do.

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HO‘OKU‘IKAHI Ceremonies | Sam Ohu Gon III

August 2010, Pu‘u Koholā Heiau, Island of Hawai‘i,by Sam Ohu Gon III - In 1791, the Hawaiian chief Kamehameha completed the building of a massive heiau (temple) dedicated to Kūkā‘ilimoku, the god of governance and warfare, on Pu‘u Koholā, a hill overlooking the sea at Kawaihae on the Island of Hawai‘i.

There he consolidated his mana (spiritual power) and began a campaign to unify the archipelago under his rule.

He succeeded after years of battles and diplomacy and established the unified Hawaiian kingdom in 1810.

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LAS PERSPECTIVAS DE LAS AREAS DE CONSERVACIÓN INDIGENAS Y COMUNITARIAS (ACICs) EN LA NUEVA CONSTITUCION POLITICA DEL ESTADO EN BOLIVIA | Gonzalo Zambrana Ávila

En Bolivia, la nueva Constitución Política del Estado (nCPE), reconoce explícitamente los derechos de las comunidades indígena originaria campesina, a la libre autodeterminación, en sus territorios ancestrales y en base a sus usos y costumbres.

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News from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study | Joshua Bishop

Public comment on the TEEB for Business Report, coordinated by IUCN Chief Economist Joshua Bishop, was launched at the 1st Global Business of Biodiversity Symposium, held in London on 13 July 2010.

The TEEB for Business Report provides evidence of growing concern about biodiversity loss in business, and offers examples of how some leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and to restore ecosystems.

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New Developments on revenue transparency in extractive industry financial reporting | Michelle de Cordova

The global Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign focuses on disclosure of company payments and government revenues from extractive industry. It aims to support citizens of resource-rich developing countries in holding their governments accountable for management of revenues from oil, gas and mining – with the objective of breaking the “resource curse”, so that extractive industry contributes to social development, rather than being a source of corruption and conflict.

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Interactive Portal on Rights Based Approaches to Conservation

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) - with the support of the IUCN Senior Adviser for Social Policy, as well as individual members of the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) - has launched an interactive, web-based “Rights-Based Approach to Conservation Portal” to promote and encourage rights-based approaches to conservation (RBAs to Conservation)

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Thematic Priority Area on the Green Economy | Alejandro Nadal

Alejandro Nadal, co-Chair of the Theme on the environment, macroeconomics, trade and investment (TEMTI) attended the workshop of the Green Economy Thematic Priority Area of IUCN, in Gland (August 18-19). The main message carried by TEMTI to this meeting was that macroeconomic policies cannot be ignored by IUCN or its commissions.

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REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Defending Melanesian Land

Defending Melanesian Land is a short video in which Melanesian activists explain why indigenous land is important to people in the Pacific, and why they have formed a regional alliance (the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance – MILDA) to defend indigenous Melanesian land.

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Locally-Managed Marine Area Network 2009 Annual Report

The LMMA Network is proud to present The Locally-Managed Marine Area Network 2009 Annual Report, available on our website. We are a bit late in releasing our report this year, as we were engaged in an absorbing Strategic Planning Process in the first half of this year and planning for our 10th Year Anniversary.

Hopefully you will find it worth the wait!

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5th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

TGER Co-Chair, Janis Alcorn was one of the speakers at the 5th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, June 22nd organised by the Rights & Resources Initiative

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PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development renamed *Mother Pelican*

The PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development has been renamed *Mother Pelican* in honor of the Human Being she represents

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CEESP member Abiri Oluwatosin Niyi writes about a new publication of interest to CEESP

SustainableNigeria is a new organization with the sole interest of increasing the awareness on sustainable development issues in Nigeria. SustainableNigeria Team is an initiative of few Nigerians who realized adopting the best practises and models from developed nations and adapting it to the Nigerian system is necessary.

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Palm oil and indigenous peoples in South East Asia Land acquisition, human rights violations and indigenous peoples on the palm oil frontier

By Marcus Colchester.

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and The International Land Coalition (ILC). July, 2010.

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Poverty, governance and conservation in the Gran Chaco of South America

CEESP members Janis Alcorn and Alejo Zarzycki are co-authors in this article: Abstract.The Gran Chaco is the second largest ecosystem in the Plata basin of South America, after the Amazon rainforest.The high biological and cultural diversity offer diverse opportunities for conservation, despite development threatening both of them

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Our Land, Our Future

Promoting Indigenous Participation and Rights in Mining, Climate Change and other Natural Resources Decision-making in Guyana.

By Marcus Colchester and Jean La Rose. Final report of the Amerindian Peoples Association/Forest Peoples Programme/North-South Institute project

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Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Livelihoods in Guyana

An overview of experiences and potential opportunities. By Tom Griffiths and Lawrence Anselmo.

A summary report of research carried out by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

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Sacred Natural Sites Book

Sacred natural sites are shown to contain remarkable biodiversity and therefore can make a significant contribution to halting the catastrophic extinction of wild species of plants and animals as well as the decline and damage of habitats and ecosystems.

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Policy Matters: Edition 17

The 17th issue of Policy Matters, the CEESP peer-reviewed journal, will be released in October at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan.

This issue of Policy Matters is tentatively titled, "Conservation Pluralism: Towards Diversity in Law, Policy, and Practice".

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Indigenous Voice on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty

Many may not know them, but there are several indigenous communities seeking to revitalize indigenous peoples' food systems and thereby define the food and agriculture of their choice; these are the real champions and stewards of agrobiodiversity.

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Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction

What, Why and How?" - The fundamental links between environment and development have long been accepted in principle, but only relatively recently have the specific links between biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation been explored and debated.

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Sustaining Local Economies: Development

Volume 53 Issue no 3 September 2010 Development journal has partnered with Hivos' Knowledge Programme to produce a special issue on 'Sustaining Local Economies'.

Click the link below to read the description and particularly the article on the significance of barter markets managed by networks of women groups in Peruvian Andes. Some of this thinking and case study material may be relevant for CEESP members' work on reclaiming economics for diversity and equity.

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Terralingua E-News Issue #5 is now available

You can view the most recent eNews Issue 5 online now.

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Healthy Parks Healthy People - Just as Relevant in the Developing World

Lea Scherl, CEESP Regional Vice Chair Oceania, contributed to the organization of, and discussions of a workshop on “Healthy Parks Healthy People - Just as Relevant in the Developing World - Applying the Concept in Nepal.”. The proceedings of this workshop are now available.

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Briefing Note no.10 - “Recognizing and supporting indigenous and community conservation - from lessons to action”

Briefing Note 10 is available in 3 languages.

Strenghthening what works– Recognising and supporting the conservation achievements of indigenous peoples & local communities

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UPCOMING EVENTS

National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference | Australia, 2-5 November 2010

The Broken Hill Aboriginal community and the National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference Committee will host the National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference for 2010, Leading Sustainable Traditions, from 2 to 5 November 2010, in Broken Hill. This conference is held every two years and hosted by an Indigenous community.

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Nature™ Inc? Questioning the Market Panacea in Environmental Policy and Conservation | The Hague, Netherlands, 30 June - 2 July 2011

This International Conference seeks to critically engage with the market panacea in environmental policy and conservation in the context of histories and recent developments in neoliberal capitalism.

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13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons | Hyderabad, India, 10 -14th January 2011

IASC is a professional organization dedicated to the study of the commons at the global level. By bringing researchers from different disciplines together with practitioners and policymakers, the association aims to improve general understanding of shared resources (commons) and provide sustainable solutions for related issues

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IUCN World Conservation Congress | Jeju, South Korea, 6-15th September 2012

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world's largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, the Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

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