Wednesday, February 11, 2015


TRAINING: Commons – management, governance and sustainability’

The Countryside and Community Institute (CCRI) at the University of Gloucestershire is  launching a programme of ONLINE short courses called ‘Commons – management, governance and sustainability’.  Improving the management of 'commons' is vital to addressing the challenge of climate change and other environmental problems.  Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), this distance learning programme – the first of its kind - aims at raising awareness and improving the management of common resources.

By commons we mean resources that are shared in some way by different individuals, communities, or groups, and can be present at local, regional or global scales.  Commons can include shared grazing pasture, forests and their produce, marine resources such as fisheries, and at a larger scale biodiversity, and the global atmosphere.

The six courses in the programme, which can be taken as individual courses, will be delivered jointly by the CCRI and the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IIS-UNAM), in both English and Spanish, under the auspices of the IASC.

The first course begins on 23 March 2015. ‘Managing our Common Resources’ (23/03/2015 – 30/04/15) costs only £80 for a six-week course – see for more information.

See for more information about the programme

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