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Pact works with local communities and governments to forge effective management systems and build responsible nature-based enterprises, allowing people to benefit from their natural environment.

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people who benefited from improved natural resource management in 2020

To make lasting change for the next generation, communities must have the skills, resources and opportunities they need to responsibly benefit from the natural resources around them, from fish to forests to mineral deposits. This is what Pact works toward. Our practical, integrated, systemic approach to natural resource management focuses on the interdependencies of nature and people, to the benefit of both.

We empower communities to make their own resource management decisions, working within the realities of population pressure, poverty, an increasing demand for energy and resources and the impacts of a changing climate.

Through our work, we improve biodiversity and conservation and foster more diversified, sustainable and profitable livelihoods so that those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization can own their future.

Our NRM Work in Action

Podcast: It's going to be an interesting 10 years – adaptation, climate change and the future of international development

September 21, 2021
The inconveniences of Covid-19 could pale in comparison to what climate change may have in store for us all. Rising temperatures and seas,...
Fishers in the Mekong Delta depend on both aquaculture and capture fishery. Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact

New grants and fellowships aim to raise local voices from the Mekong region

August 26, 2021
It was a regular Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Pact’s Thailand staff, working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, kept an eye on the...

Our Environmental Work

April 29, 2021
To make lasting change for the next generation, communities must have the skills, resources and opportunities they need to responsibly...
The Mekong River. (Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact)

The private sector must step up against climate change, and foreign aid is helping companies do it

April 22, 2021
Since the late 18th century, global economic development has increased exponentially, and with it the demand for fossil fuels to power...
The Colombian Amazon

Return and always return

April 22, 2021
In addition to absorbing carbon dioxide, the Amazon forests are home to countless species of animals and provide ...

How green are electric vehicles?

March 4, 2021
This New York Times article explores the environmental impacts of electric vehicles, including the cobalt they require, most of which comes...
Participants at a three-day SIP training event in Viet Nam in September.

Water management capacity building in the year of Covid-19

January 25, 2021
When the first Covid-19 cases were reported, the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership team was still closing out its biggest annual event...

Photo story: Healthy environments, better lives

December 28, 2020
In communities around the world, Pact is improving lives and protecting the environment at the same time, because the two go hand in hand.
Credit: Green Invest Asia

Private sector launches coconut industry's first sustainability charter

November 16, 2020
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, implemented by Pact, private sector...

Raising the voices of indigenous organizations across the Amazon region

August 5, 2020
“Indigenous women need autonomy, a voice and a light.” This is how Telma Taurepang describes the challenges that her community has long...