COMET-LA (COmmunity-based Management of EnvironmenTal challenges in Latin America) is a project funded by the European Commission´s Seventh Framework Programme of Research and Development (FP7).
Theaim of the project is to identify sustainable community-based governance for the management of natural resources that could be used in different social-ecological systems in a context of climate change and increasing competition in the use of these ones.
Have a look to COMET-LA factsheets to understand our work:
Given its involvement in the subject, the project COMETLA participates today on the World´s Day of Biodiversity, which this year has the theme "Water and Biodiversity", remembering that biodiversity and water resources are essential to ensure important aspects of human development such as food security, CO2 uptake, and production of medicinal plants.
The winners will be proclaimed in July, during COMET-LA´s team visit to Latin America
Under the slogan: "How do you imagine the future of your community?" Primary and secondary schools in the communities where COMET-LA works have launched their imagination and embodied in a drawing of how they imagine their community within a few years. More than 700 young people from Santiago Comaltepec, in Mexico, the communities of La Delfina and Zaragoza, in Colombia, and the estuary of Bahia Blanca in Argentina, participate in this call. The winners will be selected in July during COMET-LA´s research visit to each of the three countries.