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.
The Spanish Committee of IUCN, through collaboration with the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN Med) offers a workshop on "applications of categories and criteria of the IUCN Red List." This training, which will take place on September 26 at the University of Cordoba, is part of the learning arena of COMET-LA and will allow capacitating researchers on the standards for identifying threatened and vulnerable species within their local areas.
The X Biodiversity Forum of the Spanish Committee of IUCN, “Designing sustainable models of governance and natural resource management in order to face environmental challenges” will be performed in the framework of the project "COMET-LA" (COmmunity-based Management of EnvironmenTal challenges in Latin America). The main objective of the Forum is to respond to the challenge of climate change not only in Spain but worldwide, through the sharing of experiences and knowledge among diverse actors of the Spanish and Latin American conservationist and academic fields. The Forum will take place in Córdoba on the 24rd and 25th of September 2013 (see the Agenda) and will be held in Spanish. See you there!
Maria del Mar Delgado, COMET-LA coordinator, and Tania de la Fuente, project partner coordinator on behalf of CeUICN, attended the meeting organized by the European Commission that took place in Brussels on 10th and 11th June: "Fostering innovative dialogue between researchers and stakeholders to meet future challenges: Land, Soil, Desertification, Urban and Community-Based Environmental Management".