Livelihoods

A Dialogue Among Philanthropic Leaders on Emerging Environmental Trends

Organized together with the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD), this session will gather the leaders of key environmental philanthropies from around the world to discuss how the foundations and philanthropists are viewing the threats and opportunities and the ways that they are planning to invest in sustaining global biodiversity and environmental services for human well-being.

Moderated by Lynn Lohr, Executive Director of the CGBD, confirmed speakers include:

Models for Funder-Community Relationships: Grassroots-Led Conservation Strategies

Local communities are on the front lines of conserving the world’s resources. Meanwhile, they have little to no access to the financial resources they need to successfully defend and manage their natural environments. Experienced practitioners of the Greengrants Alliance Funds such as Samdhana Institute and the Center for Socio-Environmental Fund CASA will share successful, locally-based ecological and social justice support funds that effectively channel appropriate resources directly to local conservation leaders.

Key questions include:

Can natural water storage in the Himalayas address future needs in a changing climate?

Freshwater resources provided by the Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountains are a critical ecosystem service to more than 1.3 billion people in mountain and downstream areas, serving for various purposes such as hydropower, irrigation and human consumption. The resilience of freshwater provisioning, however, is highly at risk due to climatic and environmental changes. In this regard, innovative approaches and technologies are needed to enable upstream and downstream populations to better cope with the growing challenges. As the Himalayan environment provides water storage in various forms e.g.

Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and a New Role for Conservation Organizations in Nature´s Governance

A key theme of the Congress is a Blueprint for Action in which participants are being asked to “put aside differences and work together to provide the means and mechanisms for good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.” Through this high-level dialogue, sponsored by the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (CIHR), we will bring together Indigenous leaders, the senior leadership of international conservation organizations that are members of the CIHR, and leaders from the human rights and sustainable development fields to build a shared understanding of how human and Indigenous rights, equity and good governance underpin effective conservation, and how diverse constituencies can work together towards common goals for sharing nature’s benefits fairly and equitably.

More Effective and Equitable Nature Conservation: Lessons on Governance of Diverse Protected Areas

“Effective and equitable governance of nature’s use” is one of three pillars identified in the draft IUCN program of work for 2013-2016. This interactive workshop will focus on two main areas. First, it will provide conceptual guidance that will set the stage for how to move forward and consolidate protected area governance work within IUCN. Second, we will consolidate experience, and provide examples of governance best practice in a diversity of protected areas, including Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs), private protected areas, and World Heritage Sites.

Successful Management and Utilization of World Heritage in UNESCO International Protected Areas

"o The protected areas, each of which has different ecological profiles, have two common significant implications - conservation and sustainable use. The conservation can be achieved more efficiently if we develop a programme to use them as the resources of eco-tourism
o Nonetheless, it is quite rare that an integrated management system for the protected areas in terms of conservation and sustainable use.

Sharing Awareness on Sustainable Conservation and Management of Island-Coastal Ecosystems in Jeonnam Province (KOC official event)

"○ Island-coastal regions are vulnerable for climate change and development activity. Spreading of its ecological importance through the long-term research and monitoring is necessary.
○ Sharing information about local activity and governance for conserving ecosystem and biodiversity of island-coastal regions and about ecosystem service for better marine environment in next generation"

Experience with environmental cooperation between ASEAN and Korea towards a sustainable green growth (KOC official session)

Tropical forest ecosystem in ASEAN region are considerably susceptible to forest degradation for logging and land use change. Coping with uncertain future, it is very important to obtain resistance and resilience for both nature and human. AKECOP has implemented forest research and education projects in ASEAN member states for eleven years to make regional people be knowlegeable to sustainable forest management and global trends in forest and environment and be qualified for forest research and management.

Agriculture/Food Security and Biodiversity (CEC official event)

Recently, more than 70 global agri-food leaders in the business, policy, green, and social arenas, were consulted for a report for UNEP that exposes unforeseen areas of consensus about the challenge and possible solutions. It also exposes areas of disagreement and lays out a key set of specific "high impact" areas where smart decisions will make the most difference for sustainable and resilient food and agriculture systems.

Re-developing IUCN´s work on Sustainable Use (SSC official session)

This first major event for SULi sets out to ask big questions about the future of sustainable use of wild living resources: what are the major drivers of unsustainability? What is the relevance of sustainable use for major global challenges such as food security and climate change adaptation? What is the potential of approaches such as standards and certification? You are invited to come to share your thoughts and ideas on priorities for action and your energy in becoming involved.

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