Social equity

Wiser discussion about ethical and responsible engagement with the private sector to promote change (CEESP official session)

This workshop will focus on the implementation of IUCN's Business Engagement Strategy in the context of IUCN's One Programme Charter and the Commission on the Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy's (CEESP) Mandate priority "Enhanced capacity of civil society, governments and the private sector to ensure corporate social and environmental accountability and reduce the negative impact of industries on climate, bio-cultural diversity and food security."

Power of Spirit: Sustaining Watersheds through music, art and stories

"Our music and arts are not just aesthetically pleasing. They are our religion, what we believe, our guides. They are our communication with nature, identifying our spirit, serving as our teachers, teaching us how to act…"(Native American artist during Earth Day celebrations, 4/22/2007).

Cultura y Ambiente, uniendo a la Gente; experiencias de gestión bio-cultural /Culture & Environment

"Urge cada vez más un mundo donde la equidad y la justicia sean la base de una armonía dinámica entre la gente y la naturaleza"
Le invitamos que revise los anuncios, documentos y participe del foro de discusión de este Café (barra-navegation), les esperamos en Jeju!!!!

Community based integrated water resource management to address climate change in the Thar desert, India

India´s Marwar region, located in the Great Indian Thar Desert, is the most densely populated arid zone in the world. The economy of the region has traditionally revolved around animal husbandry and subsistence agriculture, mostly rain-fed, while its primary ecological resources have been mostly rain-fed water bodies, pastures, grazing lands, and sacred groves. Rainfall averages 200mm; climatic extremes such as droughts are a recurring phenomenon.

Promoting a New Conservation Ethic Based on Respect for Indigenous Peoples (CEESP official event)

A priority identified at an IUCN Canadian Forum was "recognizing the inherent responsibilities and guardianship Aboriginal people have with respect to the earth, there is a need to recognize their ways of knowing and their treaty rights, and to engage in cross-cultural relationships in support of joint priorities." Four Indigenous representatives from North America, South America, Africa and Asia will discuss their connections to land and how those connections are being challenged by conservation initiatives that are foreign to their world view.

Monetary Justice and Sustainability

The starting point of our Knowledge Cafe is the fact that monetary phenomena have significant impacts on the real economy. There is no such thing as "neutrality of money" (i.e., the notion that given the technology and preferences of agents, monetary phenomena do not affect the outcome of market processes). On the contrary, money matters in fundamental ways for modern capitalist economies, whether we look at them from the aggregate perspective (macroeconomics) or at a micro level.

Participatory tools and approaches for REDD+: what is being used and how effective they are?

This debate will explore outcomes of experiences with participatory approaches that illustrate the added value, comparative advantages and the complementary nature of pro-poor REDD+ approaches. Experts present short papers prepared in advance that summarize how information generated through the application of particular participatory tools has contributed to decision making addressing the interests of forest-dependent people. The moderator will guide the discussion with questions prepared in advance, based on the papers.

"Rio + xxx" --> united for social and natural solutions: the International Youth Forum "Go4BioDiv"

What will our planet look like in 20 years from now? What can we learn from Rio, and the road to "Rio+20"? How can we enhance our planet´s resilience, for a "Rio + xxx"?

It is the young people who will have to bear the consequences of our present behaviour and lack of commitment - and it is they who are the most enthusiastic about nature conservation. Therefore their concerns and aspirations should play an important role in international decision-making today.

Résilience d´un paysage transfrontalier (Bassin du Congo): tendance de la conservation-développement du Tri-National Sangha

Le paysage forestier tropical du Tri National de la Sangha (TNS) d´une superficie d'environ 44,000 km2 comprend trois secteurs à cheval sur la frontière du Cameroun, Congo et la République Centrafricaine. Il se situe au cœur du Bassin du Congo, lui même le deuxième massif forestier du monde après celui de l´Amazonie. Il est riche en ressources faunique, floristique, halieutique et hydrique. Depuis 2004, une approche de suivi participatif a été développée et mise en œuvre par l´ensemble des partenaires intervenant dans la zone.

L´accès à la justice et le contentieux de l'environnement

Le juge occupe une place centrale dans la mise en œuvre du droit de l´environnement. En effet, il est le seul habilité à prononcer des sanctions judiciaires pour cause de violation des règles environnementales. En appliquant les sanctions prévues par les textes en vigueur, le juge contribue efficacement à l´application du droit de l´environnement.

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