Sub-regional workshop for anglophone Africa on the integration of climate change and ecosystem-based adaptation in national biodiversity planning processes

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); United Nations Environment Programme - Headquarters (UNEP)
Date:
24-27 Mar 2013
Location:
Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)
Venue:
New Africa Hotel, Azikiwe Street/Sokoine Drive

Topics

Impacts and vulnerability

  • Projected impacts and vulnerability, on biodiversity, ecosystems and biodiversity-based livelihoods, in the region
  • Projected impacts and vulnerability in marine and coastal areas
  • Ways and means to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on biodiversity

Defining ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

  • The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and climate‑change mitigation and adaptation, and response measures
  • Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • Results of the technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
  • Examples from the region

Rationale for linking ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and implementation of the CBD

  • Multiple benefits from ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation considering biodiversity co-benefits
  • Multiple benefits from biodiversity conservation and sustainable use – considering adaptation co-benefits
  • Linking ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation to integrated marine and coastal zone management
  • Achieving efficiencies – financing

Entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation within national biodiversity strategy and action plans (NBSAPs)

  • NBSAP development process, national target setting and implementation
  • Climate proofing CBD implementation
  • Marine and coastal zone management

Key technical and policy issues

  • Assessing and managing tradeoffs – balancing ecosystem services for adaptation with biodiversity conservation and sustainable use
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Gender mainstreaming, ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and the CBD
  • Ocean acidification – managing a global threat at the local level


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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Environment, Gender, Governance, Economics of DRR, Vulnerable Populations
Countries:
Tanzania, United Rep of
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