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COmmunity-based Management of EnvironmenTal challenges in Latin America

Objective

Current development models are leading to unprecedented environmental challenges, chief amongst them, climate change. How to respond to these challenges are key research questions. Although they are global problems, their effects are felt locally, especially by the communities that traditionally base their livelihoods in those natural resources. The relevance of these problems at global level has driven different initiatives to increase public awareness and to put in practice measures to improve them. However, many good conservation and management practices are done at local level. Research is needed to better understand local capabilities and to encourage and support potential locally-owned solutions. COMET-LA’s objective is to identify sustainable community-based governance models for the management of natural resources that could be used in different social-ecological systems in a context of climate change and increasing competition for the use of these resources. A civil society-scientific partnership has been created to develop the project. Three Latin American civil society organizations, a global CSO and 7 research institutions (3 Latin American and 4 European) comprise this partnership. COMET-LA will create a space of interaction for CSOs, policy makers and research organizations, sharing local and scientific knowledge and contributing to a better knowledge of problems and potential solutions for current and future sustainable management of natural resources. Three different case studies will be analyzed: water and biodiversity systems in Colombia, forest systems in Mexico and marine and coastal areas in Argentina. Similar methods will be used to characterize the current and future ecosystem states, sustainable governance models and locally-tailored scenarios for future changes and challenges. The outcomes will be synthesized and up-scaled to deliver a potentially useful tool to other local communities facing current environmental challenges.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 508 798
Administrative Contact
Carmen Tarradas Iglesias (Prof.)

Participants (10)

NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 327 532
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alice Newton (Prof.)
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 676
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emma Wing (Ms.)
Sagremarisco-Viveiros de Marisco Lda
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 115 200
Address
Beco 1º De Maio, Praia De Salema
8650-192 Budens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Icely (Dr.)
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 135 908
Address
Carrera 7 40-62
571 Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Adelaida Farah Quijano (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 177 243
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Ivan Escalante Semerena (Dr.)
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 177 243
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerardo Perillo (Dr.)
FUNDACION AQUAMARINA-CECIM
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 37 518
Address
Del Besugo 1525
7167 Pinamar Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pablo Bordino (Dr.)
CONSEJO COMUNITARIO DE LA COMUNIDADNEGRA DE LA CUENCA BAJA DEL RIO CALIMA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 26 552
Address
Carrera 2 1-20 Edificio Cascajal
764501 Buenaventura
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gonzalez Julio (Mr.)
ESTUDIOS RURALES Y ASESORIA CAMPESINA ASOCIACION CIVIL
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 37 518
Address
Rosal, Chimalcoyotl Tlalpan 14-10
14630 Mexico Df
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Lara (Mrs.)
COMITE ESPANOL DE LA UICN - UNION INTERNACIONAL PARA LA CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 785
Address
Avenida Gran Via De San Francisco 35
28005 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Inés López Ercilla (Ms.)