Addressing the Need
The Conservation Council of Nations will not only create a strong network for its members to establish, foster, and grow relationships with ICCF's strong base of corporate and NGO partners, government leaders, and other partner nations, but will work to prioritize and build consensus on issues that affect natural resource management and its strong links to poverty alleviation, sustainable economic development, and conflict avoidance in the developing world. With the strength and diversity of ICCF's NGO and corporate partner base, the Conservation Council of Nations has an unprecedented opportunity to become an active global force in conservation as a means of global development.
ICCF - which has a history of achieving bipartisan consensus on conservation issues within the United States Congress - intends to work with members of the Conservation Council of Nations to create or expand inter-parliamentary dialogue on these critical issues on a bilateral and multilateral basis between member nations and, where desired, assist Council nations in developing conservation caucuses within their governments.
ICCF envisions the Conservation Council of Nations as a collaboration that will advance a "good stewardship" agenda, while also bringing nations together to build bonds between leaders that will transcend nation and party politics to achieve goals together in this scope. These same bonds will serve nations in issues beyond conservation itself, extending to the greater good of the economy, peace progress, and many other realm.