Natural Resources Conservation for Future and Civil Society.

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 32 (Main Building)
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)

Language: English

The protection, preservation and enhancement of the natural environment of the Earth, are the common concern of humankind. United Nations General Assembly at the Rio+20 Summit resolved to put Sustainable Development Goals. A shift is needed that replaces the mainly growth-based economic model with a new model that aims to achieve sustainable and equitable economies and societies worldwide and ensures greater public participation in decision-making.
Structural changes need to be made to the way we live, and exploit and use our natural resources. Sustainable global development requires that those who are more affluent adopt lifestyles within the planet’s ecological boundaries. A number of scholars undertaking research in the field of participatory resource management have emphasized the significance of community empowerment as a prerequisite for sustainable management of natural resources. 
Civil society includes community-based organizations, indigenous peoples’ organizations and non-governmental organizations. In line with Agenda 21, the CSD (the UN Commission on Sustainable Development) should continue working with the nine major groups and one of them is NGOs. The post-2015 process builds on the momentum to further strengthen the voice of civil society organizations at all levels. Civil society is vibrant. Civil society today is recognized as a diverse and ever-wider ecosystem of individuals, communities and organizations. 
The following themes will be discussed in the session:

  • Natural resources conservation
  • Roles of civil society 
  • Challenges civil society faced
  • Opportunities for civil society          
  • Shifting civil society roles and relationships 
  • Influential trends in civil society      
  • Strategic concerns of civil society leaders
Session Organizer:
Rajendra PATIL, Shivaji University, India
Role of NGOs in Environmental Protection and Conservation: A Study of Satara District
Mahadev SHINDE, Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara, Maharashtra, India., India
Public Involvement Tools Aimed at Strenghtening Citizens' Commitment in the Preservation of the Natural Area of DoÑana (SPAIN).
Adolfo TORRES, Universidad de Granada Spain, Spain; Juan Francisco BEJARANO BELLA, Universidad de Granada, Spain
‘Phase Pardhis' of Central India in Search of Sustainable Livelihoods through Natural Resources Conservation
Sanjay SAVALE, K. T. H. M. College, Gangapur Road, Nashik, Maharashtra, India, India
Water Conservation: A Study of Ugam Foundation, Balawadi, India
Machhindra SAKATE, MRJM College, Umbraj, Karad, India, India