Community Poble Introduction
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The Community Poble dialogue space is a venue within the World Conservation Congress for local, community and indigenous voices – grassroots groups working at the nexus of biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction – to share best practices, inform policy, 05_oct_12celebrate successes, and tackle common challenges. In the tradition of the past nine dialogue spaces, the Poble will serve as a platform for communities to leverage the Equator Initiative’s unique partnerships across the United Nations, civil society, business, government, and academia to strengthen and amplify their innovations in conservation and poverty alleviation. Poble participants will include representatives from the 25 winning communities of the Equator Prize 2008 – a prestigious biennial award that recognizes outstanding local efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Sessions will showcase community work and focus on local contributions to achieving global conservation objectives, poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, community conserved areas, pro-poor Reduced Emissions from Avoided Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) schemes, and adaptation to climate change.

For full coverage of the Community Poble, please see the report, daily journals, and photo diaries.