Building Resilience to Climate Change: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Lessons from the Field

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Angela Andrade Pérez, Bernal Herrera Fernández, Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
IUCN, 2010 - Nature - 164 pages
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With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

 

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Ecosystembased Adaptation
Climate Change in Dryland and Wetland Ecosystems in the Sahel Region 33
Mainstreaming Adaptation within Integrated Water Resources 47
Climate Adaptation for Biodiversity Ecosystem Services and 61
Adapting to Climate Change 73
Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Chiawa Community 89
Fighting to Cope with Climate Change and Drought in the Faguibine 117
Cultivating the PRESENCE Learning Network 135
Championing Climate Change Adaptation at the Community Level 151
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