The award was presented in recognition of more than 15 years accompanying communities and small scale farmers from Chiapas through programs and projects that promote harmonious, integrated and sustainable rural development by means of sound management of their natural resources. Read the full story here.
March 2011 | Scolel’Te recognised by Initiativa Mexico Awards
Scolel’Te was chosen as a national finalist from hundreds of local initiatives and showcased on national television, as an outstanding local environmental initiative. 25 finalists were gifted USD$ 80,000 to help them strengthen their project.
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More project news…
May 2010 | AMBIO to develop new REDD programme in El Ocote
AMBIO, the project cooridinator of Scolel Te, plans to develop a REDD project in collaboration with communities in the Biosphere Reserve of the El Ocote Jungle. The project is going ahead with the support of USAID and project partners include Conservation International and local research organisation ECOSUR.
January 2010 | Scolel Te supported by Miksani
Plan Vivo Certificates from Scolel Te have been used to compensate for the carbon footrpint of clothes in the Miksani fair trade & organic clothing range. For more information visit their website.
October 2009 | AMBIO hosts international ‘Scaling-Up Community Carbon Workshop’ in San Cristobal, Chiapas.
35 organisations from 13 countries attended the workshop to discuss how community carbon projects can increase their impact. Participants included WWF, USAID, CARE, Conservation International, CCBA and Social Carbon.
June 2008 | Scolel Te recognised as best practice in pro-poor carbon, by Forum for the Future
This UK Department for Ijnternational Development sponsored report explores how the voluntary carbon market is supporting activities that are relevant to poor communities. Scolel Te was cited as one of the “best pro-poor voluntary offset schemes.”