The community of Comaltepec, supported by the Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM and the association “Estudios Rurales y Asesoría Campesina” ERA, both members of COMET-LA, has launched its website. The internet page has been conceived and designed by the community in order to systematize activities in of the COMET-LA project but also all the decisions taken within the community and disseminate information mainly among people living outside the community.
The website shall contribute to the development of COMET-LA learning arena encouraging the dissemination of good practices and lessons learned in the field of forest management and land use.
To visit the Comaltepec website, please click on the following link:
The ICCA Consortium is an international association dedicated to promoting the appropriate recognition of and support to ICCAs (Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories) in the regional, national and global arena. It is comprised of Members (Indigenous People Organizations (IPOs) and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations working with IPs/LCs) and Honorary members (individuals with relevant concerns and expertise relating to ICCAs)
The IUCN Portal on "Conservation and Social Equity" promotes, within the environmental community, the principles of social equity in the management of natural resources. Strategies to achieve this objective are:
- To systematize and socialize research results, initiatives led by governments and NGOs.
- To promote joint learning process on issues related to conservation and social equity.
EUROCLIMA regional cooperation programme is a partnership between the European Union and Latin America, focusing on climate change.
The Programme's objective is to improve the knowledge of decision-makers and scientists in Latin America regarding the impact of climate change in the region in order to strengthen sustainable development strategies.
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Novel funding initiatives are on the cusp of implementation across the developing world. Community owned solutions for the management of ecosystem services have the potential to act as showcases for determining the most effective and efficient use of these emerging funding streams in order to maximise social justice and ecological sustainability. The COBRA Project brings together key South American and European Civil Society Organisations that have extensive experience in enabling and disseminating grassroots solutions to complex problems in the Guiana Shield region of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
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The capacity of civil society organisations and their networks in community based environmental management (CIVI.NET)
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