PCLG Newsletter and Bulletin Highlight Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation
April 2012: The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) has published the latest issues of its biodiversity and society bulletin, called “Biosoc,” and its monthly newsletter. The PCLG is a multi-stakeholder forum, coordinated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), for promoting dialogue and fostering learning on the links between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
In an article titled “A three-dimensional doughnut – The answer to linking environment and development?” the Bulletin highlights a paper published by Oxfam. “A safe and just space for humanity: Can we live within the doughnut?” integrates the discussions of social justice and planetary boundaries. According to the Bulletin, the ideas in the Oxfam paper, including the idea of a “doughnut-shaped space,” show the need to: urgently adopt green and social metrics of development and growth, rather than monetary measures; and hold policymakers to account for delivering on their sustainable development commitments and bringing their economies within the “doughnut.”
The newsletter outlines various events and news on the work of the PCLG and its members. It highlights the new PCLG website, as well as a workshop - “Linking Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Sharing Experience from Africa and Asia” - which was organized by IIED and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) during the Africa-Asia Learning Exchange, held in January 2012. It also provides an overview of the work on biodiversity and conservation by PCLG country teams, as well as information about events, activities and new publications by PCLG members. [Publication: Biosoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin] [Publication: PCLG News, April 2012]