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Life as Commerce Toolkit

cdlabelLife as Commerce:

The impact of Market-Based Conservation on Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities and Women

A Community Activist Toolkit


GFC has produced this free toolkit to help communities who are being asked to accept or engage in a market-based conservation project. You can use it to help you to defend your community and your environment from potential threats. The Toolkit explains how various market-mechanisms work and what impacts they can have, with five relevant case studies. The toolkit also includes many documents from other organizations and from intergovernmental organizations.


Introduction To The Life As Commerce Toolkit
Understanding The Three Steps To Market “Environmental Services”
Analyzing The Impacts
13 Reasons To Be Concerned
Women, Market Mechanisms and The Environment
• Trade, International Finance and Market Mechanisms
The Importance of Knowing Your Rights
A Way Forward