Pact supports communities around the world to responsibily manage their natural resources on their own.
The wellbeing of planet and people are inextricably linked. Natural resources and healthy ecosystems sustain humanity, and the best stewards of these resources and ecosystems are the local communities and indigenous peoples who live in and near areas of high conservation value. Pact supports communities around the world to responsibily manage their natural resources on their own.
Land and resource governance
Rampant and unsustainable economic development is putting greater pressure on natural resources and ecosystems across the globe. Pact works with communities, institutions and governments to responsibly conserve, sustain and manage natural resources, enabling systemic solutions. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity and forging effective systems for the governance of natural resources. Pact works at the intersection of governance and natural resources management (NRM), strengthening the frameworks, laws and policies and incentive mechanisms of the various institutions that together compose the system of governance or control over natural resources such as fisheries, forestry and protected areas.
Biodiversity conservation and economic development are often deemed to be mutually exclusive, with economic development incentivizing forest degradation and unsustainable resource exploitation. However, there existing models of social enterprises that seek to change the behavior of people that induce pressures on biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable or alternative livelihoods that generate revenue. Using Pact’s strong capacity development acumen, we support the establishment or strengthening of nature-based enterprises for development that are compatible with landscape level conservation. We work to develop a robust enabling environment for these enterprises, which includes access to finance and markets, policy reform and clear access rights.