PUBLIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS:
Our challenge is to ensure a better balance among the different interests that exist and exert their influence regarding democratic processes, often largely inclined towards the interests of industries, to the detriment of the environment and other more vulnerable sectors. It is for this reason that at
Costa Humboldt, we participate actively in the discussions that take place both in the National Congress’ respective commissions as well as in instances held by the executive power. Furthermore, at Costa Humboldt we use the different tools provided by both the political system as well as the justice system (citizen participation, access to public information, and environmental justice) as ideal ways to recompose situations that are detrimental to the environment, as well as to the local
and indigenous communities that defend their territories from latent risks.
The use of legal resources and the diverse instances offered both by the judicial power as well as by the public administration, in order to dispute measures or decisions that affect pretensions aligned with the defense of environmental and cultural patrimonies, is essential when previous stages of negotiation
and dialogue have failed.
In addition, we work towards developing adaptation strategies that will allow to address environmental fluctuations associated to climate change. It is for this reason that, working in cooperation with local communities, NGOs, academia, and government entities, we are working hard on designing strategies for adaptive governance associated to climate change and its impact on the management of marine coastal resources.