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Climate change, biodiversity and the peace process in Colombia

By Claudia Munera Roldan and Carolina Figueroa of the Luc Hoffmann Institute Conservation Futures project. In 2012 the latest efforts towards a peace process in Colombia began to put an end to a 52 year- conflict with the FARC. After lengthy negotiations, the Colombian Congress finally approved the peace agreement in December 2016. The uncertainty

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Enabling co-creation: aligning values, rules and knowledge

By Lorrae van Kerkhoff, member of the leadership team for the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s Conservation Futures project which helps protected area managers and agencies plan for future ecosystem changes. How do we improve? In the context of sustainable development, we continually confront the question of how we can develop meaningful and positive actions towards a

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Beyond talk – time for action: Integrating people into conservation

Greater effort is needed to make people part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness of conservation That’s the main conclusion of a study ‘Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation,’ recently published in the journal Biological Conservation. In the study, an international group of scientists outlines the need

Ecosystem Services and Sustainability MOOC

NEW MOOC ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM TODAY ON THE COURSERA PLATFORM. We are pleased to announce a new MOOC on Ecosystem Services available immediately on the Coursera platform, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project. Is this course for me? This MOOC is for anybody interested in mastering the

Shared risk – key to guiding action on water, food and energy

The Sustainable Development Goals challenge markets, regulators and practitioners to identify where and how to act to achieve water, food and energy security. This challenge calls for responses that are coordinated among the water, food and energy sectors and applied at the appropriate scale – local, national, regional or global. Yet compromise and cooperation between