Pact works hand in hand with local communities to respond to climate change, forge effective management systems and build responsible nature-based enterprises.
Human induced natural disasters are exacting a heavy toll on our planet's ecosystems and by extension local communities. Lives and livelihoods are lost as more storms, floods and droughts impact local communities with greater frequency and severity. Human health is impacted as zoonotic diseases proliferate due to habitat degradation.
Pact engages communities to incentivize sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods that in turn positively impacts conservation and ecosystem restoration. We empower communities to make their own resource management decisions, working within the realities of population pressure, poverty, an increasing demand for energy and natural resources, and the impacts of climate change. We work with local communities, local governments and civil society so they can develop the necessary skills to manage and responsibly benefit from the natural resources around them, from fish to forests to mineral deposits.
The challenges wrought by climate change also require collective action. Pact works with businesses and financial institutions to mobilize private sector finance to drive more sustainable low-emission agriculture, forestry and land use management. We work with governments and local communities to facilitate the adoption of more climate-resilient rural livelihoods and help community members move along the development pathway by developing nature-based enterprises that will generate sustained revenue without adversely impacting the environment.
Through our work, we strengthen biodiversity conservation, build climate resilience and foster more diversified, sustainable and profitable livelihoods so that those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization can thrive.