Promoting healthy ecosystems to build resilience to climate change

COP 17 Policy Briefs

With the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Parties meeting for the second time in Africa since its inception, this is an opportunity for African countries to push forward a local agenda to advance sustainable development as well as poverty alleviation needs. More importantly, this presents an opportunity for advancing local conservation needs for biodiversity management and linking climate change to biodiversity conservation and people through the management of sustainable landscapes (and ecosystems) and the goods and services they deliver that benefit both people and the environment.

Climate change is an important aspect to consider in conservation as it affects both people and ecosystems alike. The Climate Action Partnership (CAP) has agreed on minimum expectations that need to be realized during the upcoming COP 17 in Durban, to ensure that healthy ecosystems continue to provide a critical basis for society to cope with the impacts of climate change, thereby advancing our collective effort to move towards a global green economy.

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Posted: 11/10/2011 (4:42:31 AM)

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