The Consortium was born out of relationships that developed in the course of meetings and exchanges of the IUCN Commissions, and in particular, the TILCEPA, TGER and TSL groups.

This relationship is still crucial for the ICCA Consortium. Many Honorary members and Members’ representatives of the Consortium are active members of the IUCN CEESP and/or WCPA Commissions. As the mandates of such Commissions often overlap with the mission of the Consortium, joint activities have been common, especially in the international policy arena and in the production of publications.

First published on 07/07/2015, and last updated on 08/21/2017