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Addressing climate change adaptation and protected areas management

Trondheim, Norway 2-4 October 2019
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Addressing climate change adaptation and protected areas management

While responses to climate change appear insufficient at the global scale, it is urgent for the biodiversity sector to assess ways to integrate adaptation to climate change and its impacts in conservation action and and to deliver it. To explore how to achieve greater synergies between climate change adaptation, protected areas and disaster risks reduction, a Joint meeting of the Convention’s Groups of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks and on Climate Change and Biodiversity was organised in collaboration with the Norwegian Environment Agency, in Trondheim (Norway) on 3rd - 4th October 2019.

 

The Joint meeting aimed to bridge policy and practice for enhancing climate change mitigation/adaptation in the management of protected areas and showcase good practices on how nature-based solutions and adaptive protected areas can help mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and contribute to disaster risk management, in the context of climate change. Experts from the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement also shared their experiences.

 

This meeting was preceded by the 10th meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks on the afternoon of 2nd October which reviewed the reporting under Resolution No. 8 (2012) on the conservation status of species and habitats, discussed the addition of new habitats to Resolution No. 4 (1996) as well as future work of the Group of Experts.

 

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