IUCN Commission of Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) Youth Survey

 
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1. The goal of this survey is to collect ideas from youth across IUCN Commissions for an Action Plan to be formalized at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in Jeju, South Korea during September 2012.

The Action Plan is an expected outcome of the "Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships: Towards an IUCN-wide Action Plan".
The Action Plan will include both IUCN-wide plans as well as Commission-specific plans.

The vision of CEESP is:
A world where equity is at the root of a dynamic harmony between people and nature, as well as among peoples. A word of diversity, productivity and integrity of natural systems. A world in which production and consumption patterns are sustainable. A world where cultural diversity is intertwined with biological diversity and both generate abundant livelihoods and opportunities.

The mission of the CEESP is:
To contribute to the IUCN Mission by providing insights and expertise and promoting policies and actions to harmonize the conservation of nature with the crucial socioeconomic and cultural concerns of human communities, such as: livelihoods, human rights and responsibilities, human development, security, equity, and the far and effective governance of natural resources.

CEESP's objectives for 2013 -2016 can be found here: http://www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions/ceesp/ceesp_about/

CEESP implements its Objectives through the following programme priorities, each of which will be addressed by the diverse perspectives and experiences of the CEESP membership:

1. Development and promotion of a conservation ethic that supports diverse knowledge systems and values, delivers rights-based and equitable conservation with improved governance of natural resources and tangible livelihoods benefits, and links biological diversity with the cultural dimensions of nature conservation with a focus on the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.

2. Increased use of rights-based approaches to natural resources management and governance that promotes social and cultural equity, indigenous and community governance, sustainable livelihoods and human security.

3. Nature based solutions to global challenges (climate change, conversion of forests and farmland to biofuels projects, food sovereignty, poverty, inequitable economic and social development) are underpinned by economic policies that reinforce sustainability, social equity and environmental integrity.

4. 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 change, bio-cultural diversity and food security.

With the above in mind, we invite all CEESP youth and young professional members, and members of Theme and/or Specialty Groups, to complete the CEESP survey by THURSDAY 23rd AUGUST 2012. This survey takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete and we appreciate all thoughts, ideas and opinions.
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