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Sharing experiences on Policy Advocacy: Enhancing the Environmental Governance in Central America

SHARING EXPERIENCES ON POLICY ADVOCACY AND IWRM: ENHANCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

ESPAÑOL ABAJO

This activity will have two sessions:

1. Learning by doing: experiences on integrated watershed management in México, Central America and the Caribbean. 11:00 - 12:00

Launch of Investing in Locally Controlled Forests Guide

Local, national and international groups and alliances of forest rights holders are working with the IUCN through the Growing Forest Partnership initiative and The Forests Dialogue to explore how to ensure that appropriate support and investments reach the people on the ground – “investing in locally controlled forestry”.

Forest Governance issues in Europe

The results of the last three years of the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Project in Eastern Europe (ENPI-FLEG) will be presented, and two specific new developments will be launched. The first is a joint programme of activities on forest governance issues in Finland, together with UPM and the Finnish National Committee. The second is a programme on forest governance issues in the Caucasus, together with the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre, IUCN Members in Georgia, European Commission and possibly a bilateral donor.

Solutions for a cultivated planet: Turning forgotten hectares into forests, food and other benefits through landscape restoration

At the moment, much investment in land use is measured in terms of narrow single benefit outcomes, be they food or fiber or carbon or something else. The landscape approach is a key element for moving toward greater forest and landscape functionality and productivity that will benefit rural areas in an immediate economic sense and also in ensuring a future generation of the goods and services people will need to ensure their social and economic survival.

Who decides?  Building Alliances for Environmental Governance in Asia

Who decides how resources are used? In the face of a growing population and rapid economic development, deciding how to address competing demands over natural resources for food, energy, water and other life sustaining values is becoming increasingly complex, especially in trans-boundary contexts.

Connecting people and sharing knowledge on Blue Carbon – the latest knowledge products and experiences from the field

This session will provide an opportunity for Blue Carbon stakeholders currently involved in Blue Carbon research, policy development and field implementation efforts to connect and exchange experiences and lessons-learned from their activities and projects. New products and activities from the partner organizations will be briefly introduced.
This session will also provide a platform for people and organizations new to Blue Carbon, to learn more, network and identify opportunities and contacts for future efforts.

Coastal and Marine Issues in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

ESPAÑOL ABAJO

This activity will have two sessions:

1. Strengthening youth voices in marine conservation: Supporting the development of local leadership and triggering action for a sustainable future. 11:00 – 12:00

This activity will have the participation of young people from coastal communities in Mexico and Central America. They are linked to fishing and will present their opinions and experiences in subjects such as:

What's the buzz? Uniting for Marine Adaptation

This is a creative, think-tank / dialogue styled event where community representatives, IUCN staff, conservation scientists, NGO people, researchers and government representatives get to share ideas with each other on what IUCN is, could and should be doing on adaptation in the coastal, marine and reef environment. The format is one-on-one exchanges and small group discussions, captured using meta-cards, and then a summary of the main themes emerging are captured on display panels.

An inter-cultural dialogue on Marine Protected Areas – can locally managed marine areas provide a foundation for national marine PA networks?

Enjoy some island hospitality and an opportunity to share your thoughts on marine conservation. Join us for this intercultural dialogue between communities and conservationists on the role of Locally Managed Marine Areas as a way of developing national MPA frameworks and meeting CBD targets.

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