Territories of Commons in Europe

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* Policy Paper: “Territories of Commons” in Europe: pivotal for food production, nature stewardship, heritage maintenance and climate mitigation. By Jose Luis Vivero Pol et al. Conference Paper for the European Commons Assembly, in Brussels, November 2016

URL = https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309859533_Territories_of_Commons_in_Europe_pivotal_for_food_production_nature_stewardship_heritage_maintenance_and_climate_mitigation


"The “Territories of Commons” provide innovative and customary solutions by the European people to solve the multiple crises Europe is facing these days (values, democracy, biodiversity, food, water, energy, rural depopulation). These territories produce essentials for human survival (water, food, air), they are important pieces of the European cultural heritage, people living and working there are the best stewards of Nature and biodiversity, food systems in those areas are better adapted than industrial food production to mitigation and adaptation to climate change effects, and the collective management practices applied to food systems and natural resources are fine-tuned to increase resilience, adaptability and production of valuable goods and services. In that sense, the traditional management of the commons, quite aligned with agro-ecological practices and direct and decentralized democratic practices, presents a feasible transition pathway and alternative narrative in the quest of sustainability and fairness to all Europeans and Nature. This document presents normative, political, legal and financial proposals to EU institutions on how can those territories be supported to thrive."

More Information

1.- Hackpad for review: https://europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com/Territories-of-Commons-in-Europe-pivotal-for-food-production-nature-stewardship-heritage-maintenance-and-climate-mitigation-gJy4MzWpf4w

2.- PPW presentation made in the European Parliament (16 November 2016) http://www.slideshare.net/joseluisviveropol/territories-of-commons-food-heritage-nature-climate-mitigation-democracy

3.- Video recording of the presentation at EP : Presentation of Territories of Commons in Europe (between 2:28 :20 and 2 :35 :20 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEWDstHb8Bg

4.- The "Territories of Commons in Europe". Final text in word format. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309859533_Territories_of_Commons_in_Europe_pivotal_for_food_production_nature_stewardship_heritage_maintenance_and_climate_mitigation