Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation
Ecosystems can be managed to lessen the vulnerability of biodiversity to the negative impacts of climate change on biodiversity, combat desertification/land degradation and to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation can include sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems as part of an overall adaptation strategy that takes into account multiple social, economic and cultural co-benefits for indigenous peoples and local communities.
These approaches, which are cost-effectively ready for use and can help to maintain resilient ecosystems, include the protection of natural forest and peatland carbon stocks, the sustainable management of forests, the use of native assemblages of forest species in reforestation activities, sustainable wetland management, restoration of degraded mangroves, soft coastal protection, restoration of floodplains and sustainable agricultural practices.
Cancun December 2010
Nagoya October 2010