Colombian environmental policy
Centre research on 'institutional misfit', the limited capacity of institutions to deal with environmental change, contributed directly to the Fundación Humedales de Colombia's work in bridging the gap between ecosystem dynamics and governance of the Fúgene wetland complex in Colombian Andes. The Colombian NGO developed programmes to build capacity among local stakeholders in order to enhance their ability to monitor change and manage the lake system.
In 2009, centre researcher Victor Galaz taught a course on complexity and social sciences. The lecture caught the interest of, the then student, Brigitte Baptiste, who later went on to become the director of the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute in Colombia. The institute advises the Colombian government on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In 2010, coinciding with the International Year of Biodiversity, Colombia revisited its biodiversity strategies. The SRC was contacted and invited to provide input on governance for a new biodiversity plan prepared by the Colombian Minister of Environment. The Humboldt Institute also asked for input on science-policy engagement strategies and research methods that could support their new biodiversity strategy.
The outcome was a re-framing of Colombian biodiversity policy towards an increased emphasis on social-ecological systems and how multiple actors interact in governance.
In 2012, the Colombian Embassy in Stockholm and the Minister of the Environment invited the centre to discuss future collaborations, particularly how the centre can provide further scientific support to the country's work on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Side event, Tuesday, November 14, at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany
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