"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it is attached to the rest of the World."

John Muir

The 4 axes of development

In a changing and globalized world, the search for economic alternatives is imperative for development and even for the survival of the people and their culture, in a healthy environment. In his book “Alternative Community Development in the Maya Forest ” Julio Moure reflects on work done in the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an and the biological corridor Sian Ka’an – Calakmul. He tackles the challenge of how to combine scientific knowledge and indigenous environmental knowledge, in a scheme that respects the natural ecosystems and meets basic human needs.

Read More »

Sustainable Bee Keeping in Quintana Roo

Dr. Francisco J. Rosado May introduces the work of the Center for Sustainable Beekeeping of the Intercultural Mayan University of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Studies have shown a downward trend of bees and pollination worldwide due to climate change iand other factors. Beekeeping is an important source of income for the Mayan communities. The UIMQRoo aims to be at the forefront of this issue, from the scientific perspective and its practical application to benefit Mayan communities.

Read More »

The Impacts of Climate Change on Tourism

Climate change adaptation cannot wait for the future, it has to start now! The tourism sector of Costa Rica has a great economic impact and multiplier effect, but it struggles in practicing a climate change adaptation strategy. The signs of climate change are already perceived in the ground gained at our beaches, water stress, or increased rainfall. It is time for a climate change adaptation strategy.

Read More »

Focus on Clean Energy at Summit of the Americas 2015

The Seventh Summit of the Americas for the first time brought together heads of state and government leaders from every country in the Western Hemisphere. The creation of The Clean Energy Finance Facility — a $20 million facility designed to encourage investment in clean energy projects, was announced. The facility should provide early stage funding for private and public sector investments, with financing and technical expertise from various U.S. agencies. The initiative demonstrates a new focus on clean energy initiatives and a growing regional cooperation.

Read More »

Is Sustainable Tourism Profitable?

The question of investing in sustainability is answered by several studies that clearly demonstrate the profitability of the sustainable tourism but that it is a growing trend. Sustainability, however, can only be achieved with a combined effort of businesses and destinations.

Read More »

Planet 4 People and Fundación Plan21 Sign Collaboration Agreement

Planet 4 People and Argentina-based non profit organization, Fundación Plan 21, announce a new collaboration for training sessions and capacity building projects throughout Latin America. The organizations will join forces to provide valuable training sessions related to sustainable tourism and development, as well as international capacity building projects and programs that focus on market-based approaches to sustainability throughout Latin America.

Read More »

Sustaining our coastal resources: ecosystem valuation

Demonstrating the economic value of natural resources will enable policy makers to promote their sustainable use and conservation. Current economic development trends are rapidly diminishing and polluting our natural resources, and current management practices often fall short of implementing appropriate measures to guarantee these resources will keep providing the services we all rely on.

Read More »

Bogotá – Rio + 20

#Planet4People was present at the High Level Dialogue Conference on Sustainable Cities, Transport and Tourism and the Global Forum on Human Settlements which took place in Bogotá, Colombia from the 10th to12th of August, 2014. My colleague Amos Bien and I had the pleasure to present at the session “Local development and sustainable tourism, policies, actions and best practices”.

Read More »

“Raise your voice not the sea level”

“Raise your Voice not the Sea Level” is a brilliant social media approach. With people spending more tan 3 hours a day on social networking, imagine the impact it would have to use those platforms for good. In 2013 in the days between June 1 and 10 over 200,000 blogs were created, 26 articles published, and on June 5th WED had 47.6 million impressions on Twitter. Organizations are using these platforms to promote their cause and in the United States studies have demonstrated a 40% increase in donations to good causes promoted through social media.

Read More »

Welcome to Planet4People

Planet4People is born out of the concern of like minded people to do something to address the many unmet needs that lead to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015.  Together we bring experience, expertise and passion to support the efforts to achieve these goals.

Read More »

The 4 axes of development

In a changing and globalized world, the search for economic alternatives is imperative for development and even for the survival of the people and their culture, in a healthy environment. In his book “Alternative Community Development in the Maya Forest ” Julio Moure reflects on work done in the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an and the biological corridor Sian Ka’an – Calakmul. He tackles the challenge of how to combine scientific knowledge and indigenous environmental knowledge, in a scheme that respects the natural ecosystems and meets basic human needs.

Read More »

Sustainable Bee Keeping in Quintana Roo

Dr. Francisco J. Rosado May introduces the work of the Center for Sustainable Beekeeping of the Intercultural Mayan University of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Studies have shown a downward trend of bees and pollination worldwide due to climate change iand other factors. Beekeeping is an important source of income for the Mayan communities. The UIMQRoo aims to be at the forefront of this issue, from the scientific perspective and its practical application to benefit Mayan communities.

Read More »

The Impacts of Climate Change on Tourism

Climate change adaptation cannot wait for the future, it has to start now! The tourism sector of Costa Rica has a great economic impact and multiplier effect, but it struggles in practicing a climate change adaptation strategy. The signs of climate change are already perceived in the ground gained at our beaches, water stress, or increased rainfall. It is time for a climate change adaptation strategy.

Read More »

Focus on Clean Energy at Summit of the Americas 2015

The Seventh Summit of the Americas for the first time brought together heads of state and government leaders from every country in the Western Hemisphere. The creation of The Clean Energy Finance Facility — a $20 million facility designed to encourage investment in clean energy projects, was announced. The facility should provide early stage funding for private and public sector investments, with financing and technical expertise from various U.S. agencies. The initiative demonstrates a new focus on clean energy initiatives and a growing regional cooperation.

Read More »

Is Sustainable Tourism Profitable?

The question of investing in sustainability is answered by several studies that clearly demonstrate the profitability of the sustainable tourism but that it is a growing trend. Sustainability, however, can only be achieved with a combined effort of businesses and destinations.

Read More »

Planet 4 People and Fundación Plan21 Sign Collaboration Agreement

Planet 4 People and Argentina-based non profit organization, Fundación Plan 21, announce a new collaboration for training sessions and capacity building projects throughout Latin America. The organizations will join forces to provide valuable training sessions related to sustainable tourism and development, as well as international capacity building projects and programs that focus on market-based approaches to sustainability throughout Latin America.

Read More »

Sustaining our coastal resources: ecosystem valuation

Demonstrating the economic value of natural resources will enable policy makers to promote their sustainable use and conservation. Current economic development trends are rapidly diminishing and polluting our natural resources, and current management practices often fall short of implementing appropriate measures to guarantee these resources will keep providing the services we all rely on.

Read More »

Bogotá – Rio + 20

#Planet4People was present at the High Level Dialogue Conference on Sustainable Cities, Transport and Tourism and the Global Forum on Human Settlements which took place in Bogotá, Colombia from the 10th to12th of August, 2014. My colleague Amos Bien and I had the pleasure to present at the session “Local development and sustainable tourism, policies, actions and best practices”.

Read More »

“Raise your voice not the sea level”

“Raise your Voice not the Sea Level” is a brilliant social media approach. With people spending more tan 3 hours a day on social networking, imagine the impact it would have to use those platforms for good. In 2013 in the days between June 1 and 10 over 200,000 blogs were created, 26 articles published, and on June 5th WED had 47.6 million impressions on Twitter. Organizations are using these platforms to promote their cause and in the United States studies have demonstrated a 40% increase in donations to good causes promoted through social media.

Read More »

Welcome to Planet4People

Planet4People is born out of the concern of like minded people to do something to address the many unmet needs that lead to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015.  Together we bring experience, expertise and passion to support the efforts to achieve these goals.

Read More »