COMET-LA (COmmunity-based Management of EnvironmenTal challenges in Latin America) is a project funded by the European Commission´s Seventh Framework Programme of Research and Development (FP7).Theaim of the project is to identify sustainable community-based governance for the management of natural resources that could be used in different social-ecological systems in a context of climate change and increasing competition in the use of these ones.
This Simpleshow created by the James Hutton Institute and GRID-Arendal helps to explain Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. It has been produced as part of the James Hutton Institute - UNESCO Global Dialogue on Water Ecosystem Services.
On Friday September 27 the Researchers’ Night was held in Córdoba, an initiative within the PEOPLE Programme (7th Framework Programme of the European Union). The aim of the Researchers' Night was to approach people to science issues. This initiative takes place simultaneously in over 200 European cities since 2005.
The meeting focused on community management initiatives as a tool to mitigate the effects of climate change and to involve the population in adaptation strategies.
Community management of natural resources and the challenges that climate change means for it have been the main focus of the X Biodiversity Forum of the Spanish Committee of IUCN: "Designing sustainable governance and management models for the sustainable management of natural resources to face environmental challenges "held at the University of Cordoba (UCO) on the 24th and 25th of September.