Wednesday, April 29, 2009
PUBLICATION: World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience
World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience-Growing the Wealth of the Poor argues that income from sustainably managed ecosystems can act as a stepping stone in the economic empowerment of the poor. The report describes the ingredients to well-designed, community-based enterprises that improve economic well-being while restoring and enhancing the natural resources that generate income: creating a sense of ownership, developing the local capacity for resource management and entrepreneurship, and building dynamic networks and connections. Ultimately, these programs can make their communities more resilient to climate change and the other economic, social, and environmental challenges they will face.
The full report is accessible for downloading at WRI’s website: http://www.wri.org/publication/world-resources-2008-roots-of-resilience