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Sustainable livelihoods

Sustainable livelihoods

  • Ixpiyakok Women’s Association, Guatemala.

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    Ixpiyakok Women’s Association (Associación de Mujeres Ixpiyakok - ADEMI) brings together 30 groups of Maya women in Chimaltenango to improve local food security and nutrition through organic family farms and seed banks. Originally launched as a credit and savings programme for local women, the association has expanded into health and education service provision, as well as advocacy for women’s rights.

  • Sustainable energy for SVG: The government's national energy policy

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    The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recognizes that energy plays a major role in the diversification of the country's economy and in the pursuit of poverty reduction.

    River flows are threatened by deforestation, variation of annual precipitation caused by climate change and competing uses, like fresh water supply and irrigation. Alternative energy and adaptation of resources will be key to sustainable livelihoods in the face of climate change, felt acutely in the islands' region.

  • Enabling adaptation to climate change within the Mesoamerican reef - a case study

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    The climate change adaptation project discussed herein aids in enhancing the long term viability of the Mesoamerican reef's diverse ecosystems through lobbying for the incorporation of sound management and conservation practices that consider both the potential and actual impacts of climate change in combination with other direct anthropogenic threats (pollution, over-fishing, habitat degradation, etc.) on coastal ecosystem health, thereby promoting sustainable livelihoods and natural disaster protection to dependent communities and sectors.