Climate Change

Addressing the Biodiversity Crisis: Lessons from Climate Change

Biodiversity loss is a problem of global significance with serious implications for human wellbeing, compromising our ability to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Despite this, and despite the wealth of scientific evidence on the scale of the problem, biodiversity loss does not receive a commensurate level of attention at national and international levels.

An International Workshop to Develop Key Strategies for the Establishment and Promotion of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) at Local, National, and Regional Levels

Recently, a global Biodiversity Observation Network, called GEO BON, was initiated under GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). In addition, the regional activities of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) for the promotion of biodiversity observation and conservation utilizing currently existing networks at national and regional levels were initiated in the region of Asia and the Pacific.

A Proposal for Management for Secondary Environmental Damages by Natural Disasters

On March 11, 2011, the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan. It was the most powerful earthquake to ever impact Japan and one of the five most powerful earthquakes recorded since records began in 1900.

In addition to loss of life and destruction of infrastructure, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami also caused significant damage at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant (Fukushima).

Transferring scientific knowledge to the field: The USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

This poster describes a professional updating initiative aimed at transferring scientific knowledge about climate change to conservation and resource management professionals in the field, making full use of current technology. The Climate Change Resource Center is a reference Web site for resource managers and decisionmakers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation.

Stratégie de reboisement par contrat pour la séquestration du carbone et la sécurité alimentaire durable

Au Burkina Faso, la création et la gestion de puits de carbone par les reboisements fait partie des stratégies de lutte contre le changement climatique. Mais le faible taux de survie relatif (20%), en moyenne, des arbres plantés durant les campagnes de reboisement limite les possibilités de séquestration du carbone. C´est pourquoi, SOS SAHEL International Burkina Faso (SOSSIBF) met en œuvre une démarche innovante depuis une décennie qui a révolutionné les reboisements dans ses zones d´intervention. Il s´agit du « reboisement par contrat ».

The innovative plan to restore the waste land and the desert

As the wild land is going to extremes, it is impossible to be recoverd by the general species.
So we have to use the plants which can survive even the poorest environment to recover the wild land.
In that point, it is noticeable that application of sedum which is the most representative of all the ground cover plants.
Because the sedum grows out very well and it is the most prolific of all plants, it can cover with the largest area.(215 times)
It also can survive the extreme change of the temperature and very dry climate.

Management effectiveness and connectivity to promote resilience of protected areas and biodiversity conservation in the climate change context.

Mexico´s National Commission for Protected Areas (CONANP in Spanish) is a federal institution in charge of the management and protection of the country´s protected areas. In addition to working towards long-term conservation of nature and its associated ecosystem services and cultural values, protected areas present the unique opportunity to support national climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Solar Cooking and Its Contribution to Resilience - Environmental, Social, and Economic

More than a billion households around the world depend on wood, charcoal and other biomass for their daily cooking, leading to respiratory disease and deaths, wasting of meager household incomes spent on fuel, time lost collecting wood, in addition to land degradation, deforestation and biodiversity loss from gathering fuelwood and a significant global contribution to climate change. Solar thermal cooking offers a healthy, no-cost, pollution-free, ecosystem-friendly alternative to biomass cooking. This poster will demonstrate how substituting the sun for wood or charcoal cooking can protect forests, land and biodiversity. It will introduce the multiple resilience benefits of solar cooking – human health, economic, community, ecosystem and planetary. The poster will draw on examples of solar cooking projects around the world and their contributions, particularly recent projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti of Solar Household Energy, The Nature Conservancy and Grupo Jaragua in which solar cooking is being introduced to reduce the harvest of wood for cooking and charcoal. In sun-rich regions, solar thermal cooking should be one of the tools available to increase the health and resilience of people, communities, ecosystems and the planet.

Creating Open Education Resources to Share Nature's Benefits

Resilience is dependent on the ability to work together, to share resources and success stories and to learn from one another, without barriers. To value and conserve biodiversity and inspire people to share nature's benefits fairly and equitably, we need to provide open education resources, which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. These resources need to be user-friendly, up to date, practical, inspiring and representative of our natural diversity.

A "mini" Forests Dialogue: Multi-stakeholder reflections on challenges and opportunities of the REDD+ Readiness phase

A "mini dialogue" is proposed in collaboration with The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Over the past years, TFD and IUCN have jointly organised many multi-stakeholder dialogues on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and other crucial forest issues. TFD dialogues bring together forest leaders representing main stakeholder groups in the forest sector, to build relationships based on trust, commitment and understanding.

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