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El bosque tropical amazónico

Este vídeo es la cuarta lección del curso Nuestro Futuro, creado por el Centro de Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y la Universidad de los Andes. Aprende más aquí:…

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Sustainable Forest Management

This chapter from our course on terrestrial ecosystem management explores the potential negative effects of extracting forest products. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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The Rights of Indigenous Populations

"Laudato Si' inspired all of us with its call for integral human development. And that means that we have to look at human development with a holistic approach, looking at all dimensions of…

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Tipping Points

Nature doesn’t respond in incremental and linear ways, but has several distinctly different states that are separated by thresholds, or tipping points. Feedback mechanisms keep the system…

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Debates Over the 2-Degree Limit

There are two sides to the arguments over whether the 2 degree Celsius limit is the right one to have for the planet. Leading climate scientists, particularly Professor Jim Hansens, argues that there…

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Cross-Sectoral Issues: The Case of Small-Scale Gold Mining

Illegal gold mining is a really big problem not just in the Amazon, but worldwide, and is the biggest source of mercury pollution in the world. One major area of illegal gold mining in the Amazon is…

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Partnerships for Implementing SDG 15

Partnerships for Implementing SDG15, role of international and regional banks, project and system management. Not long after the Second World War, a meeting at Bretton Woods established the World…

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The Amazon Rainforest: The Bolsa Floresta Program

The Bolsa Floresta Program started in 2007 as a public policy program for the state of Amazonas focused on the reduction of deforestation. It has four components: income generation, social…

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Evaluation of Public Policies for SDG 15

This chapter focuses on three of the main targets of SDG 15, which are to halt deforestation and ecosystem degradation, promote sustainable management of both terrestrial ecosystems and inland…

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Evaluation of Projects and Programs Related to SDG 15

This chapter discusses the evaluation of projects and programs from a perspective of the project cycle and the policy cycle; we have problems that emerge in society, groups that identify these…

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The Holistic Design of Public Policies for SDG 15

In this chapter, Virgilio Viana discusses holistic approaches to the design of public policies policies for sustainable development using his experience as state secretary in the state of Amazonas.…

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Putting Sustainable Forest Management Into Action

This chapter serves as a conclusion to the course From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems. Professor Virgilio Viana invites students to be active actors in taking care…

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Integrating SDG 15 Into Local, National, and Development Strategies

While almost every country in the world has a ministry of environment, these are not particularly powerful, so sustainable development must be an integrated effort across the entire government.…

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Designing Participatory Methods in Landscape Management

This chapter explores the different approaches for participatory methods to design sustainable development solutions. There are three types of participatory methods: cosmetic, utilitarian, and…

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Designing for Complex Landscapes

This chapter discusses the issue of designing projects and actions to manage complex problems, often amongst people with very different cultures and backgrounds. Challenges arise in engaging local…

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From Strategy to Action in Sustainable Land Management

This chapter discusses how to move from strategic thinking to into action using the motto of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation: think big, start small, and move fast. A strategy that is borrowed…

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