The Young Professionals Network (YPN) of CEM is a voluntary group of young professionals associated with ecosystem management. All members of the YPN are already members of CEM and are under 35 years of age.

CEM YPN Vision

Our vision is an intergenerational community of leaders who learn and work together within and through IUCN, for a world where ecosystems are managed in such a way as to sustainably provide their products and services to nature and mankind. Intergenerational exchange, learning, and collaboration are integral parts of how IUCN delivers its vision of “a just world that values and conserves nature.”

CEM YPN Mission 

Our mission is to contribute to the CEM-EMP work program through the YPN and IUCN’s intergenerational partnership for sustainability. Moreover, the YPN should engage in collaborations with the CEM thematic groups and regions and other partners where possible.


Our Goal for the CEM-YPN is to increase the proactive and meaningful participation of emerging young leaders and professionals in the priority areas of ecosystem management in conserving and restoring nature, developing capacity, and ensuring the future quality of nature-based management of natural resources.