Other key resources

Earth Vikalp Sangam: Proposal for a Global Tapestry of Alternatives

“Globally there is a visible counter-trend to the destructive process of ‘development’ that the forces of capitalism, statism and patriarchy have imposed”. In this article, Ashish Kothari, ICCA Consortium Member of the Council of Elders, introduces a new global initiative, attempting to weave together the various movements for alternatives to mainstream development. Read more ▸

Are Small-Scale Fishers In or Out of the Blue Economy?

In this article, Vivienne Solis Rivera, ICCA Consortium Council Member, explains that, despite representing 108 million people who catch, process, and trade small-scale fishery products, the livelihoods of small-scale fishers — and the food and nutrition they provide –are being overlooked in Blue economy and Blue growth dialogues. Read more ▸

The Communitarian Revolutionary Subject: New Forms of Social Transformation

The hope for a unique revolutionary actor in the XX Century evaporated as a result of the weaknesses of social organizations. In the context of Mexico, this paper, written by David Barkin, ICCA Consortium Honorary member, and Alejandra Sánchez, examines the potential of an almost-forgotten group of revolutionary actors: the indigenous and peasant communities.  Read more ▸

Towards Convivial Conservation

In this article, Bram Büscher (ICCA Consortium Honorary Member) and Robert Fletcher propose an alternative perspective to conservation. Named ‘convivial conservation’, this post-capitalist approach promotes radical equity, structural transformation and environmental justice. Read more ▸

Celebrating the Recently Launched IPBES Global Assessment

Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares and Aibek Samakov, Honorary members of the ICCA Consortium, participated in the elaboration of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, organised by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  Read more ▸

Pluriverse : A Post-Development Dictionary

Lead edited by ICCA Consortium Council of Elders member Ashish Kothari, several Member representatives and Honorary members participated in the elaboration of this volume, creating a stimulating collection of over 100 essays on transformative alternatives to the current dominant processes of globalized development.  Read more ▸

The Indigenous World 2019 – by IWGIA

IWGIA just published its report ‘The Indigenous World 2019’. Ninety-seven authors from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Arctic, Middle East and the Pacific line-up the main events impacting the lives of indigenous communities in 2018, making the book a go-to reference for everyone who wishes to be updated on the rights of indigenous peoples. Read more ▸

Collective Land Ownership in the 21st Century: Overview of Global Trends

Statutory recognition of rural communities as collective owners of their lands is substantial, expanding, and an increasingly accepted element of property relations. The conventional meaning of property in land is changing, allowing for a greater diversity of attributes without impairing legal protection. Article by Liz Alden Wily Read more ▸

Community Investor Negotiation Guides

Namati has recently launched the Community-Investor Negotiation Guides. These two first-of-their-kind resources support communities and frontline advocates to prepare for — and if they so wish, to engage in — empowered contract negotiations with investors seeking to use community lands and natural resources. Read more ▸

The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative 2018 Report

The aim of the CCRI is to provide policy advice about effective and appropriate support for community conservation as part of the implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 2011-2020 Strategic Plan, and to highlight that the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities and women over their lands and territories must be upheld and supported. This report outlines the work in 12 countries. Read more ▸