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Elinor Ostrom's work offers many lessons for the deliberations, decisions and path to progress at and after Rio

An interesting article from "Poverty matters blog" of The Guardian written by IASC past president Ruth Meinzen-Dick, that underlines how the late Nobel laureate's work on handling common resources offers valuable sustainable development lessons.

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"Vote for the Future You Want" and make a difference in building an equitable, stable and sustainable world

Until 14 June, the world can vote among 100 recommendations that will be presented to the heads of state at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. The 100 policy recommendations are a product of the Rio Dialogues, an online forum of 12,000 participants from civil society, academia, governments and the wider public. People are encouraged to join the initiative by voting their preferred recommendations at and spreading the word on Twitter by using #riovote .

IASC lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento de Elinor Ostrom

La Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de los Recursos Comunes lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento de Elinor Ostrom, quien recibió el Premio Nobel en Ciencias Económicas en 2009 por su sobresaliente investigación sobre la propiedad y el manejo colectivos. Lin Ostrom, 78, murió de cancer a las 6:40 am, hoy en el Hospital de Bloomington de la Universidad de Indiana, rodeada de amigos.

Good news from India - New policy and programmes for protecting village commons

The Foundation for Ecological Security, last IASC Global Conference organizer, is doing a great job in strenghtening the commons.

Several States of India rush in with new policies and programmes to protect village land.

We strongly invite to read the following article to see how FES is influencing land policy reforms on common lands:

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