Policy that works for biodiversity and poverty reduction
Community-based initiatives for biodiversity and poverty reduction, where biodiversity is sustainably managed by communities for nutrition, health, cultural and other needs, receive little official support and recognition. Their wider adoption is often hampered by unsupportive policy environments.
This project aims to understand how policy, economics and governance affect community-based initiatives, and how to better engage with governance in order to scale-up community initiatives and reduce poverty.
The ‘Policy That Works’ approach is focuses on improving policy processes, as opposed to policy contents or instruments. It seeks to strengthen the capacity of marginalised biodiversity managers (for example, local and indigenous communities and traditional farmers) to influence policy, seize political opportunities, and move forward policy debates.
The Governance of Nature and the Nature of Governance: Policy that works for Biodiversity and livelihoods was officially launched at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in October 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
Policy that works for biodiversity and poverty reduction: The ANDES community initiative component of the scoping study on biodiversity governance in Peru
Workshop on Learning from Community Action to Realise the Millennium Development Goals,
13-18 July 2003, Kenya
Notes from the Policy Break-out Groups