Monday 13 may 2019
Sustainable development requires aligning the interests of different stakeholders to strike a balance between economic, environmental and social values. Almost 200 civil society organisations are working passionately and collaboratively towards this goal. How? We highlighted some of this work and key achievements in an online publication.
Header photo: Estación Los Tres Gigantes (c) Guyra Paraguay
Natural ecosystems provide both habitat for wildlife species and important goods and services for people, such as fresh water and climate resilience. Yet unsustainable production and the effects of climate change are increasing pressure on ecosystems worldwide.
In strategic partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IUCN NL and WWF Netherlands, almost 200 civil society organisations are working passionately and collaboratively towards safeguarding healthy ecosystems. Results thus far are positive: in 2018 more than 350 desired changes in policies and practices of governments, companies, communities and other actors were observed across the programme Shared Resources Joint Solutions.
In this online publication, we proudly present some of this work and key achievements to date:
- We enable civil society organisations to engage with various stakeholders to safeguard important ecosystem services.
- We strengthen the capacity of local civil society to effectively advocate for sound legislation and governance, which resulted in over 300 improved policies and practices to date
- We facilitate and stimulate the creation of multi-stakeholder partnerships
- We promote equal rights and opportunities for vulnerable groups in landscape governance, with special attention to gender-mainstreaming and inclusion of Indigenous peoples and local communities