Initiatives database

An initiatives database – with more than 30 initiatives listed - describes significant international initiatives designed to explore the links between conservation and poverty reduction, from broad poverty-environment programmes to focused single-issue agendas. The database can be searched by key word or by implementing organisation. The initiatives are displayed in this page in reverse order from the one most recently entered into the database.

  • Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) was launched by WCS and a consortium of organizations at the 2003 IUCN World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa. By assembling a ‘dream team’ of veterinarians, ecologists,...

  • The CARE International Poverty, Environmental and Climate Change Network (PECCN) is a programme development, programme quality and advocacy network that is based on horizontal and largely informal relationships across CARE, and between CARE and peer...

  • The Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative aimed at promoting sustainable natural resource management in the Congo Basin. The Congo Basin forest is the...

  • The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is a joint initiative of WWF, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). Its aim is to ensure the conservation of mountain gorillas and their regional...

  • The Executive Director of UNEP convened the 1st Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-Stakeholder meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Malaysia, in November 2008. There was a general...

  • The Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods (PAEL) Taskforce, the UNEP-WCMC Vision 2020 project, the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG), CARE International and The Nature Conservancy worked together over the period of 2007 to 2009  to...

  • Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) are a globally significant type of managed area governed by local or indigenous communities for conservation and cultural purposes. Their contributions to biodiversity conservation, sustainable...

  • The Environment for Development (EfD) initiative is an environmental economics programme focused on capacity building, international research collaboration, policy advice, and...

  • The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) represented a major international effort to assessing ecosystem changes and the consequences for human well-being, at scales from the global to the local. The Assessment was called for by the United Nations...

  • At the meeting of the environment ministers of the G8 countries and the five major newly industrialising countries that took place in Potsdam in March 2007, the German government proposed a study on 'The economic significance of the global loss of...

  • Three organisations - NERC (Natural Environment Research Council), the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DfID) - have joined forces for a multi-disciplinary £40·5m research programme on...

  • Due to its expertise and ability to widely disseminate information, the SCBD has established, with the support of the French and German governments, an initiative that specifically demonstrates the benefits of biodiversity to development and poverty...

  • The Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) is one of the main work Themes mandated to CEESP by the IUCN Members' Assembly at the Third World Conservation Congress in Bangkok (November 2004), and renewed in the subsequent WCCs in Barcelona and...

  • The challenge to develop a systematic and comprehensive approach to facilitating livelihood change is the focus of Integrated Marine Management Ltd's (IMM) Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement and Diversification (SLED) Initiative. SLED has been...

  • The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) constituted in 2007 a special Task Force on ‘Improving the Lives of People in Forests’. The Task Force is composed of respected researchers and activists addressing issues of human...

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