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The aim of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) is to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011­2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community conservation. The project will document and review the findings of bottom­up, participatory assessments in at least 20 countries (including Samoa, Solomon Islands, Russia, Iran, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Panama, Chile and Paraguay) of the resilience of community conservation initiatives and the support that should be provided to strengthen these initiatives. The results of the assessments will be widely disseminated and fed into the deliberations of the Convention on Biological Diversity and related international policy processes through an active outreach and advocacy campaign. The project will run until April 2019. A number of CCRI projects are already underway, and the results are inspiring. These pilot projects have taught us a great deal about the best ways to design, develop and implement CCRI projects.

Map of Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) sites

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CCRI Global Report:

Report of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative, November 2015 

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Uganda

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South Africa

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Samoa

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Russia

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Paraguay

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Panama

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Iran

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Ethiopia

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Chile

Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) Full Country Report:

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Full country
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Full country report: Russia

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Full country report: Panama

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Full country report: Chile

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Full country report: Paraguay

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Full country report: South Africa

 

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Full country report: Samoa

 

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Full country report: Solomon Islands

 

Solomon Islands Legal Review
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Full country report: Ethiopia

 

 

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You can view or download the Fostering Community Conservation Conference report here.

31 August – 3 September 2015, Durban South Africa.

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The CCRI presentations:

Uganda
South Africa
Solomons
Samoa
Russia
Paraguay
Panama
Iran
Ethiopia
Chile


climate finance indigenousClimate Finance, Results-based Payments and Conservation by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

A Working Paper of the ICCA Consortium and the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative. This working paper was produced in collaboration with the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative and the Global Forest Coalition, with support from BMUB. It is intended to be a work in progress; it will be revised and published as a report and policy brief in 2017. You can download the working paper here.
November 2016

 


Forest Cover 51

October 2016
cover-51-engIn this 51st edition of Forest Cover we examine the importance of incorporating a gender perspective in biodiversity conservation and the launching of the ‘Women2030’ global programme with case studies from Kyrgyzstan. We take an in depth look at what “mainstreaming biodiversity” means, the opportunities and challenges of the upcoming CBD COP13 taking place in Cancún, Mexico from December 4th-17th, the dangers of corporate driven climate interests, and the significance of including Indigenous Peoples, traditional knowledge, peasants, and women in biodiversity conservation.

 

 


Briefing Paper: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and the Resilience of Community Conservation

April 2016

mainstreaming-biodiversity-earth-dayOn the occasion of Earth Day, the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) released a new briefing paper titled “Mainstreaming Biodiversity and the Resilience of Community Conservation” ahead of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meetings to be held from 25 April to 6 May 2016 in Montréal, Canada

 

 

 


Community Conservation Resilience Initiative Legal Review:

http://globalforestcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Guidance-on-ICCAs-legal-reviews-final-Feb-2017.pdfGuidance for conducting a review of legal and non-­legal aspects of recognising and supporting community conservation initiatives

February 2017

This guidance complements the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) methodology and toolkit. It draws from Natural Justice’s methodology for a series of legal reviews undertaken in 2012 for the ICCA Consortium, and it is intended for CCRI partner organisations and support staff of the Global Forest Coalition. Download the Review here 


Forest Cover 48

October 2015
forest cover 48In this issue, we are focusing more on community conservation, and you can find exciting pieces about the real forest heroes: community members and indigenous peoples from over 40 countries around the world who come to Durban for the Fostering Community Conservation Conference, their role in the Sustainable Development Goals indicators, and also some results from our Fostering Community Conference in Durban last September.

 

 


Community Conservation Resilience Initiative toolkit

May 2015

community conservation resilience initiative toolkit - may 2015The aim of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) is to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011­2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community conservation. The project will document and review the findings of bottom­up, participatory assessments in at least 20 countries (including Samoa, Solomon Islands, Russia, Iran, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Panama, Chile and Paraguay) of the resilience of community conservation initiatives and the support that should be provided to strengthen these initiatives. The results of the assessments will be widely disseminated and fed into the deliberations of the Convention on Biological Diversity and related international policy processes through an active outreach and advocacy campaign. The project will run until April 2019.

Download the CCRI Toolkit here.
Download the Russian CCRI Toolkit here.


Community Conservation Resilience Initiative: Methodology

May 2014

The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative was established by an informal alliance of national and international Indigenous Peoples’ organisations, nongovernmental organisations and social movements that shared a joint belief in community stewardship, governance and rights-based approaches to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and restoration. The goal of the Initiative is to sustain and strengthen the resilience of community conservation practices, including Indigenous Peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs), in light of existing or potential external and internal threats.

Download the CCRI Methodology here
Also available in Russian here


Submissions to the Convention of Biodiversity

Submission by the CBD Women’s Caucus to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) for the Preparation of the Post-2020 Strategic Plan

September 2017

Submission in relation to the notification on preparations of the Post-2020 Strategic Plan

September 2017

Submission in Preparation for the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j)

Submission by the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and members and partners of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative together comprising a diverse group of Indigenous Peoples’, community-based and civil society organisations and networks working on issues related to collective action and biodiversity conservation.
May 2017

Joint Position Paper of the ICCA Consortium, Global Forest Coalition and Community Conservation Resilience Initiative on the Draft Decisions CBD COP13

October 2016

Global Forest Coalition submission to Convention on Biological Diversity on Decision XII/5 (poverty eradication and sustainable development)

September 2016

Global Forest Coalition position paper, recommendations on SBI-1 Agenda Items

April 2016

Global Forest Coalition position paper, recommendations on community conservation, SBSTTA-20

April 2016

 


Presentation: Non-financial Means of Implementation

April 2015

The post-2015 development agenda should include both financial and non-financial Means of Implementation. It should have a strong human rights-based regulatory and institutional framework together with technology and innovation that include new and traditional technologies, innovations and knowledge held by Indigenous peoples, women and local communities. Presented by Simone Lovera, GFC, at the side event on Rethinking Technology in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which on 22 April at 13:15 pm in room 11 of UN Headquarters in New York.
The side event was organised by the Women’s Major Group, ETCgroup, UNCTAD, UN NGLS, Tebtebba and the Global Forest Coalition and will address a broad range of non-financial means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, including technology and a technology facilitation mechanism, traditional knowledge, community conservation and other forms of collective action.

 

Presentation: Community Conservation Resilience Initiative

July 2014

Introduction to the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative and its participatory assessment methodology presented by Simone Lovera of GFC at the strategic workshop on CCRI, ICCAs and the Global ICCA Support Programme – Linking local, national and international advocacy strategies and initiatives, 04 – 05 July, 2014 Gland (Switzerland)

 

Presentation of the ICCA Consortium Programme

July 2014

Introduction to the vision, mission and main priorities of the ICCA Consortium by Grazia Borrini-Feyeraben, cooridnator of the ICCA Consortium, at the strategic workshop on CCRI, ICCAs and the Global ICCA Support Programme – Linking local, national and international advocacy strategies and initiatives, 04 – 05 July, 2014 Gland (Switzerland)

 

Presentation: Developing Strategies for Engagement in International Law and Policy Processes 

July 2014

Introduction to intergovernmental policy processes relevant to ICCAs and community conservation by Holly Jonas, Natural Justice, international policy advisor of the ICCA Consortiumat the strategic workshop on CCRI, ICCAs and the Global ICCA Support Programme – Linking local, national and international advocacy strategies and initiatives, 04 – 05 July, 2014 Gland (Switzerland).

 


Community managed forests and forest protected areas: An assessment of their conservation effectiveness across the tropics

June 2011