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.
María del Mar Delgado, COMET-LA coordinator, describes the main advances in COMET-LA, mainly in the characterization of Argentina, Colombia and Mexico's Social Ecological Systems and in the main variables influencing sustainability. She also anticipates project’s next steps for making scientific methodologies more applicable at the local level and for upscaling of the results to be used by other SES and areas.
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.