Rural communities: A hotspot for sustainable development

The Equator Initiative has launched a call for nominations for the 9th Equator Prize, a prize recognizing excellence in communities taking nature-based actions for local development. It is for people like Fatima Ahmed, and the community initiative that she founded, that this prize was established. Fatima is President of Zenab for Women in Development in Sudan, a women’s agricultural cooperative that … Continue reading Rural communities: A hotspot for sustainable development

Water: A dream becomes reality for Colombia’s indigenous communities

For the Wayuu Indians who live in the Guajira Peninsula to the northeast of Colombia, dreams are a way of receiving messages from the great beyond. The group’s leader receives signals indicating where to find water below the desert soil. For the Wayuu, water is a matter of life or death. This resource has always … Continue reading Water: A dream becomes reality for Colombia’s indigenous communities

The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BAREFOOT GUIDES... This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)

Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

On January 1, 1994, thousands of indigenous men and women in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, who identified themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), declared war on the Mexican government. The Zapatistas considered themselves the product of 500 years of struggle against Spanish colonization, North American imperialism, and Mexican authoritarianism. Their … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

Regions Prepare for Eighth World Water Forum

February 2018: Water agencies around the world have been undertaking regional consultations in the lead-up to the world’s largest multi-stakeholder water event, the Eighth World Water Forum (WWF-8), which will take place from 18-23 March, in Brasilia, Brazil. The consultations address the six themes of the Forum: climate; people; development; urban issues; ecosystems; and financing; as … Continue reading Regions Prepare for Eighth World Water Forum

Country Reports Assess Climate Policies and Mitigation Potential

February 2018: The German Environment Agency (UBA) released the first two studies in a commissioned series examining climate policies and future mitigation opportunities in ten countries. The studies look at: emissions and energy use; current climate mitigation actions with a focus on implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); and emission reduction potential and barriers. Country … Continue reading Country Reports Assess Climate Policies and Mitigation Potential