Linking poverty and the environment: participatory community-based approaches, games of imperfect information and the Convention on Biological Diversity

abordagens comunitárias participativas, jogos de informação imperfeita e a Convenção sobre Diversidade Biológica

Keywords: poverty and environment, Convention on Biological Diversity, participatory community-based approaches


This paper discusses the linkages between the agendas of poverty alleviation and of environmental protection through initiatives adopting participatory community-based approaches. These actions intend to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of policies focusing local and traditional populations that are in a situation of vulnerability. The challenges they face are presented here in the form of games with the purpose to show models explaining them. And finally, a participatory instrument, raised in the Convention on Biological Diversity and based on customary law, is brought to the reader.


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Author Biography

Carlos Potiara Castro, Faculty of Communication

Visiting scholar at the Communication Faculty, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil


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How to Cite
Castro, Carlos. 2017. “Linking Poverty and the Environment: Participatory Community-Based Approaches, Games of Imperfect Information and the Convention on Biological Diversity”. Meridiano 47 - Journal of Global Studies 18 (May).