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Culture First: Local Solutions with Culture at the Heart of Conservation

03 May 2023 | 14:00 - 15:30
Flexible, and to be confirmed when we know which other Catalyst 2030 members will be participating, in different global locations
Fireside Chat

Stories from the front line. How are Indigenous peoples and traditional custodians implementing new approaches that draw on old ways? How does taking a human-centered, rights-based approach to conservation result in enduring resilient ecosystems to create a sustainable global future for people and planet?

We all know we need to take bold steps to catalyze long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability. Enduring and resilient ecosystems are critical to the sustainable future we’re working towards. This event will share case studies and lessons on how taking a rights-based, people-centered approach to supporting landscape-scale projects can foster unique interactions between communities, economies and environments that build enduring conservation outcomes. A panel discussion on this topic will be followed by a convivial exchange of views with these frontline project implementers working in diverse landscapes that span locations as diverse as World Heritage listed coral reefs, tropical rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, and Australia’s ten deserts.

Panel members will include representatives from BHP Foundation sharing how their funding strategy aims to catalyze strong, resilient organizations to sustainably steward lasting change, the 10 Deserts Project in Australia that is building the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth, Alto Mayo landscape Project empowering Awajun Indigenous communities to become effective stewards in the Peruvian Amazon, the Resilient Reefs Initiative enhancing the adaptive resilience of the world’s most treasured reefs and the communities that depend on them, and Ampliseed – a global learning network connecting practitioners with a rights-based, human centered approach to building environmental resilience.

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Sustainable development goals

SDG 13 - Climate Action SDG 15 - Life on Land SDG 17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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