Cambodian woman who works with forest products to conserve timber (Photo: © Kouy Socheat, NTFP-EP Cambodia / IUCN NL)

Three publications for civil society organisations based on our local partners’ experiences

From 2016 to 2020, the partnership Shared Resources Joint Solutions strengthened the capacity of local NGOs and civil society organisations in 16 low- and middle-income countries to join forces with the public and private sector to protect climate resilience, the water supply and food security. These three publications combine the insights of five years of collaboration and offer useful tools for civil society organisations.

Inclusive decision-making

How to enhance inclusive decision-making? Ten cases of Strategic Environmental Assessment

IUCN NL and WWF NL partnered with the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to publish a guide that shows how Strategic Environmental Assessment processes can be set up to enhance inclusive decision-making, where all relevant stakeholders can join the conversation. The guide presents the experiences of local civil society partners in the programme Shared Resources Joint Solutions, presenting ten cases from Africa, Asia and Latin-America.

Mobilizing climate finance

Climate finance: how to make sure local civil society can access it?

Solving the climate crisis is urgent, but the availability of climate finance for local adaptation and mitigation solutions is scarce. In collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), IUCN NL and WWF NL published a briefing paper setting out how to make sure that finance for climate adaptation and- mitigation ends up with local civil society organisations that are working on locally appropriate responses to these challenges. The insights in the briefing paper are based on the experience of five years Shared Resources Joint Solutions.

Engaging business

Guide for civil society organisations: how to engage business?

For civil society organisations, engaging business is a crucial step to protect biodiversity. This guide with tips for civil society organisations (specifically conservation organisations) lays out the steps for civil society organizations to approach and engage with business. In the guide, the experiences of our local partners provide helpful cases, from which useful tips for other civil society organisations were distilled.

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Sander van Andel
Senior Expert Nature Conservation