Earth Charter International is comprised of the ECI Secretariat, its Education Center and the ECI Council. The ECI Secretariat, which is based at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, endeavors to promote the mission, vision, strategies, and policies adopted by the ECI Council. The Secretariat guides and liaises with efforts to bring the Earth Charter to the fields of education, youth, business, and religion, manages communications with the larger Earth Charter network.
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Our goal is to make coffee production a driver of alternative ecotourism development, in an inclusive and accessible way, sustainable and friendly with the environment, with benefits to the local communities of this region.
La Ruta del Café de Costa Rica (Región Occidental) is a recognition to local people committed for keeping the cultural and historical richness. Good agricultural practices are also constant in the farms and the communities in harmony with nature.
Impulsando el Consumo Sostenible en América Latina - Driving Sustainable Consumption in Latin America with Better Product Information and Design
The project in Latin America with a focus on Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico promotes sustainable consumption through the implementation of SCP tools of the One Planet network. This includes support of the regional eco-label Sello Ambiental Americas.
Peninsula Papagayo; a geo-luxury and eco resort destination selected as the best-qualified tourist area in all of Central America has set an ambitious sustainability strategy for the 2018-2022. After a two-phase project; the definition of a triple bottom line strategy and a solid sustainable management system will lead the company to reach its best version through a permanent improvement of their social, environmental and economic performance contributing to a sustainable tourism.
Latin America has a lot of informality in construction, producing a huge impact in the sustainability. Production of concrete in several countries are also informal (some cases around 70% and more) with poor or low awareness about the impact on sustainability.. The project include a pilot for Colombia, costa Rica an Panama, of a responsible sourcing scheme that can be used by public procurement and the private sector to minimize the impact of concrete construction
The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists, and businesses dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. We are an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration.
The SAFE Platform, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors, and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports projects that seek to transform these landscapes and demonstrate that producing 100% sustainable coffee and cocoa is possible.
This initiative, managed by Hivos, leverages existing knowledge, expertise, and resources from all its members and implements projects that seek to scale up innovative approaches in four main strategic areas.
Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) Responsible Sourcing System Implementation in Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama
The project aims to empower small and medium-sized concrete producers in Latin America to make concrete more sustainable by training, implementing practical tools to help suppliers, contractors, governments and stakeholders. We aim to make it practical to move forward on key topics of sustainability in the production chain of concrete through a step by step implementation of a certification system for Responsible Sourcing.
ADAPTA2+ Programme: Reducing vulnerability of climate change and improving resilience on critical sectors (Agriculture, Water Resources, and Coastlines) in Costa Rica.
The programme aims at increasing resilience and adaptation of the most vulnerable sectors of the country such as agricultural, water and coastline, by implementing adaptation measures in selected communities previously determined as areas of great climate stress. It also covers topics regarding capacity building, awareness, local training, knowledge and information management, in order to share that knowledge with other communities and countries facing the same climate threats.
Program designed with very special characteristics to give a chance to those people who have little possibility of obtaining financial support within traditional financing systems.
The program is addressed to productive small and medium-sized businesses, -both individuals or associations, devoted to sustainable, and mainly innovative, economic activities. Those activities should contribute to better quality of life, environmental protection, and gender equity.
The project aims Costa Rican coffee industry (small producers and cooperatives) to be more efficient, create a differentiation to pursue premium prices, and a more competitive coffee in the international markets; but at the same time that farmers adopt best practices in agriculture and processing waste management, to reduce and optimize the use of agrochemicals, energy and water, to measurably reduce greenhouse gases (GHG’s) and becoming the first NAMA implemented in agriculture worldwide.
10YFP STP Portfolio 2016: It’s all part of “Pottery in Costa Rica”, a tour created and offered by the Hernández family, who introduced pottery to Santa Ana back in 1960. Since then, pottery has provided a sustainable living for dozens of local families and has become part of Costa Rica’s cultural patrimony.
Ecological Blue Flag is an award that is granted to all those producers who register annually in the Program and meet the established parameters in terms of: Good Agricutural Practices on Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Agrochemical' uses and Organic Residues management; Efficiency in electricity and fuel uses; Social Responsability best practices; climate change effects and adaptation measures; and animal wellness. Every participant farmer must have an annual work plan and report.