This year certainly has been challenging in a variety of ways for all of us. CMP is grateful that, despite these challenges, our members have been able to channel so much energy into many exciting initiatives. We encourage you to read through the following updates and get involved!
CMP members (along with some CCNet colleagues) are leading more than 12 initiatives to support and improve the use of the Conservation Standards.
Here are some highlights from this past year:
- The Collaborative Learning Initiative aims to develop guiding principles around key topics by harnessing and distilling the collective knowledge and expertise of the conservation community. Examples include understanding how long-term financing mechanisms influence government funding of protected areas and learning about options for adapting to political risk and uncertainty. This work was supported by the Moore Foundation in 2019 and 2020.
- The Equity Initiative grew out of a CMP retreat in 2019, when members recognized that CMP–and the greater conservation community–could be more intentional about ensuring equity in our work. The initiative aims to develop supplemental guidance on diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure more equity in CMP representation. As a starting point, this group is compiling knowledge on and experiences with these topics (this work is funded through the Collaborative Learning Initiative). We’ll share more information soon!
- To enhance Promotion of the Conservation Standards, CMP has ramped up our focus on communications. We will soon launch new websites for CMP and the Conservation Standards. We are also creating new marketing materials, including videos about CMP, the Conservation Standards, and the great work of the our community. Stay tuned!
To learn more about these and other initiatives, join our members’ call on September 23.
If you would like to get involved in one or more of these initiatives, please visit the CMP workspace and contact the lead listed on the main page. If you have any problems, you can also contact Sarah Weber or Caroline Stem.
If you are interested in learning more about what CMP is doing outside of our initiatives, please visit the CMP workspace, follow us on Twitter @CMPMeasures and LinkedIn, and check out the Conservation Standards YouTube channel.