COMET-LA: Community-based Management of Environmental challenges in Latin America

Email: mmdelgado@uco.es

Funding: 2.5 million euros

Programme: FP7-ENVIRONMENT - Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)

Status: CLOSED

COMET-LA was a project coordinated by the University of Cordoba and funded under the European Commission Framework Programme 7. The acronym stands for “COmmunity-based Management of EnvironmenTal challenges in Latin America”. The objective of the project was to “identify community-based governance models for the management of natural resources that could be used in different socio-ecological systems in the context of climate change and increasing competition over resources”. The project ran from January 2012 - January 2015. Central to the project was civil society – scientific partnership: the ethos of the project was very much about working with and for communities to co-construct understandings of local natural resource management, likely future challenges and potential responses. This project worked with partners and local communities in sites across three countries: Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. This was an 'action research' project: we aimed to help these local communities to identify locally-owned solutions to resource management challenges, and also help contribute to the literature on community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), to provide insights into common challenges and useful strategies for resource management and governance.

Keywords: Environmental challenge, community-based management, natural resources, Latin America

Communities

MARINA project

Themes

Climate change

Biodiversity

Risk, vulnerability and resilience

Hazard and the protection of coastal areas

Marine regions

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Related issues

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Sectors

Water management (physical restructuring of rivers, costline or seabed)

Forestry

Education and Research

Societal challenges

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine maritime and inland water research and bioeconomy

Climate action, environment, resource and efficiency and raw materials

Type of stakeholders involved

Scientists and Research Organization

Citizen and Civil Society organization

Policy Makers organization and Implementers

RRI Dimensions

Ethics

Gender equality

Governance

Open access

Public engagement

Science education

Name Family name Email Organization Country
María del Mar Delgado Serrano mmdelgado@uco.es Universidad de Córdoba Spain
Name Family name Email Organization Country
Carmen Tarradas Iglesias Not available UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA Spain
Alice Newton Not available NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE Norway
John Icely Not available Sagremarisco-Viveiros de Marisco Lda Portugal
Maria Adelaida Farah Quijano Not available UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA JAVERIANA Colombia
Roberto Ivan Escalante Semerena Not available UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO Mexico
Gerardo Perillo Not available CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET) Argentina
Pablo Bordino Not available FUNDACION AQUAMARINA-CECIM Argentina
Julio Gonzalez Not available CONSEJO COMUNITARIO DE LA COMUNIDADNEGRA DE LA CUENCA BAJA DEL RIO CALIMA Colombia
Yolanda Lara Not available ESTUDIOS RURALES Y ASESORIA CAMPESINA ASOCIACION CIVIL Mexico
Inés López Ercilla Not available COMITE ESPANOL DE LA UICN - UNION INTERNACIONAL PARA LA CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA Spain

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WHAT DID THE PROJECT PRODUCE THAT IS RELATED TO RRI? What are the most RRI relevant outputs from the project (roadmaps, guidelines documents, reports, articles, videos, etc)

Title The common scenario-planning methodology for COMET-LA
Link https://www.hutton.ac.uk/research/archive/areas-of-interest/Community-basedManagementinLatinAme
Description Working document produced for EU FP7 COMET-LA Project Community-Based Management Of Environmental Challenges In Latin America.
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Type of output Guidelines

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