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Supporting Community Conservation

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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Climate 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
November 2016

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

 

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

CCRI Global Report:

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Report CCRI
Nov 2015

reports community conservation - uganda

Uganda

reports community conservation - south africa

South Africa

reports community conservation - solomon islands

Solomon

Islands

reports community conservation - samoa

Samoa

reports community conservation - russia

Russia

reports community conservation - paraguay

Paraguay

reports community conservation - panama

Panama

reports community conservation - iran

Iran

reports community conservation - ethiopia

Ethiopia

reports community conservation - chile

Chile

 

 

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

31 August – 3 September 2015, Durban South Africa.

Cover CCRI Conference report

The CCRI presentations:

Uganda
South Africa
Solomons
Samoa
Russia
Paraguay
Panama
Iran
Ethiopia
Chile

Community Conservation Resilience Initiative toolkit

May 2015

community conservation resilience initiative toolkit - may 2015

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.

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

 

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)

 

 

Defending Community Rights against Green Land Grabbing

March 2014

This exhibition focuses on forest carbon projects, their potential impacts, and fairer and more effective alternatives. It shows how forest carbon offset projects in Africa, Asia and Meso-America have triggered violent evictions and caused fear and uncertainty amongst forest-dependent communities. Impacts are also felt in industrialized countries, by communities affected by the continued impacts of toxic pollution. Happily, there are alternatives that are more effective and more equitable, including Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved territories and Areas (ICCAs). These complement the alternatives approaches to neoliberalism that are emerging, based on the concepts of Buen Vivir, food sovereignty, energy sovereignty and wood sovereignty (see below). 

Critical Information Collective, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project and Langelle Photography.

Impacts in Africa and Asia

In Chiapas, Mexico

In Richmond, California

Alternative Approaches

Global Forest Coalition

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

June 2011 

 

Carbon trading in forests, soils, farmlands and grasslands

November 2010A Guide for journalists to proposals on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry and carbon trading for COP 16


Forests and Climate Change: An Introduction to the Role of Forests
in the UN Climate Change Negotiations

May 2009

GFC Response to EU Green Paper on Forests and Climate Change