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Award ceremony of good practices for sustainable production and livelihoods

On 19th December, 2016, at the Nanegalito Information Centre, Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador, the workshop and award ceremony of the First Competition of Good Practices for Production and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Community of Chocó Andino was held.

The contest convened 27 sustainable practices distributed in the six parishes of the community in the categories: 1) sustainable agricultural production; 2) sustainable tourism operation; 3) conservation of forests and sustainable livelihoods; and 4) ideas for the establishment of a new sustainable production practice.

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Specialists from Andean countries meet to get to know Chile’s National Climate Change Strategy

Nearly 100 specialists from Latin America are meeting in Chile from 16th to 21st January in a joint mission to learn more about the National Strategy for Climate Change and Vegetation Resources and the concrete experiences that the southern country is facilitating with local actors in the regions of Aysén and Los Ríos.

This visit has been organized by the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) within the framework of the recent approval of the National Strategy for Climate Change and Vegetation Resources (ENCCRV) and hopes to be a space for the exchange of experiences to support similar processes in the other countries of the Andean region.

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The first urban scheme of payments for environmental services in Colombia begins to operate

On 1st December, the Metropolitan BanCO2 was launched, a scheme of payments for environmental services that has reached almost all the departments of Colombia and that this time reaches the urban area thanks to the Andean Forests Program that runs in Antioquia through the interinstitutional alliance between the Aburrá Valley Metropolitan Area, the Medellín Botanical Garden and the Masbosques Corporation.

During the central event of the launch of the Metropolitan BanCO2, about 200 people participated, including prominent businessmen from the region,

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Specialists from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the course on recovery of degraded areas and forest management in Chile

Specialists from Latin American and Caribbean countries participated in the IV International Course on Forest Management and Recovery of Degraded Vegetation Resources, held from 21st to 25th November in Chile which was organized by the National Forestry Corporation of Chile (CONAF), the Chilean Agency or International Development Cooperation (AGCID), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with the support of the Andean Forests Program.

The course was carried out within the framework of the National Strategy for Climate Change and Vegetation Resources (ENCCRV) and aimed to strengthen technical capacities related to the issues of forest management and recovery of degraded vegetation resources,