Project Profile: COVPATH

Coviability Path, a New Framework to Sustainably Link Mankind and Biosphere


Principal Investigators: Olivier Barriere, Research Institute for Development, France
Partners: Wayan Tunas Artama, Universitas Gadjah Mada/ One Health Collaborating Center, Indonesia
Nadia Belaidi, National Museum of Natural History, France
Vincent Douzal, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France
Luc Doyen, Research Group Theoretical and Applied Economics, France
Olivier Hamant, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Mohamed Mindhiri, Moheli National Park, Comoros
Laurence Pascal, University Of Montpellier, France
Benoit Prévost, University Of Montpellier, France
Christine Raimond, UMR Research Pole for the Organisation and Dissemination of Geographic Information, France
Florence Sylvestre, European Centre Research And Teaching In Geosciences De L'envi, France
Dangbet Zakinet, University of N'Djamena, Chad
Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira, Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development, Brazil
David Nadler Prata, Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil
Stephanie Nasuti, Center for Sustainable Development /University of Brasilia, Brazil
Martha Vogel, UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme, Brazil
Hervé Théry, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
National Research Alliance for the Environment, France
Future Earth, International/Africa


Full Project Title: Coviability Path, a New Framework to Sustainably Link Mankind and Biosphere
Full Call Title: Pathways2020


Project Objective: The main objectives of the project are the constitution of a consortium and the identification of a sustainability trajectory.
In response to this Belmont Forum call, the CovPath project, presented here, focuses on two objectives:

1. The consolidation of a consortium gathering local actors, a network of researchers, managers, and institutions involved in the management of the project sites.

2. The identification of a three-dimensional sustainability trajectory.
Call Objective: The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.


Regions: Africa, Asia, North America, South America
Countries: Brazil, Chad, Comoros, France, Indonesia, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 25 months
Call Date: 2020
Project Award Date: 2021