Cambio climático y biodiversidad. Elementos para analizar sus interacciones en Guatemala con un enfoque ecosistémicoSubmitted by htuy on Tue, 2012-08-07 05:02
Esta publicación del Instituto de Agricultura, Recursos Naturales y Ambiente (IARNA) de la Universidad Rafael Landívar (URL) tiene como objetivo proveer insumos para la elaboración de estrategias territoriales de adaptación al cambio climático, así como definir y evaluar la amenaza que constituye este fenómeno para la biodiversidad y ecosistemas críticos de Guatemala, en el contexto regional mesoameric
UNDP Community Water Initiative - Fostering Water Security and Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationSubmitted by andrea on Sun, 2011-02-27 23:35
The UNDP Community Water Initiative has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. Using a broad range of innovative approaches, these projects have helped increase the capacities of local people to participate in developing their own solutions to local water resource problems. By providing modest funds, CWI has helped generate large rewards for the communities in terms of water security, natural resources management, and social well being.
This is a World Wildlife Fund-Central American programme geared towards facilitating adaptation to climate change (CC) withn the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion (Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala). The World Wildlife Fund climate change programme currently has main activities focused in Honduras and Belize with the aim of enhancing the viability and health of these countries' diverse ecosystems that support the livelihoods and natural disaster protection of coastal communities.
Component 1: _By 2010 Belize and Honduras have
revised their coastal zone management
plans to include CC adaptation directives_
1. Enhance existing environmental, economic and
social decision-making tools using data gathered in
Science and Monitoring of Ecosystems and Species
Health in the Face of Climate Change Strategy.
2. Produce and implement an outreach strategy
targeting policy and regulatory agencies and
institutions. Use Climate Witnesses as part of this
3. Develop partnerships and MOUs with key
Component 2: _By 2012 EIA regs in all four
countries revised to address CC threats_
1. Design and implement ongoing advocacy
Objective 1: _By 2010 Belize and Honduras have revised their coastal zone management plans to include CC adaptation
Objective 2: _By 2012 EIA regulations in all four countries revised to address CC threats_
It is increasingly recognized that small communities are likely to be the most severely affected by climate change impacts and yet are least equipped to cope and adapt. This pilot project is designed to implement community-based projects that seek to enhance the resiliency of communities, and/or the ecosystems on which they rely, to climate change impacts. It will essentially create small-scale/policy laboratories and generate knowledge about how to achieve adaptation at the local level.
Projects will be implemented in areas that are particularly vulnerable to climate change including variability, and where there is high potential to secure global environmental benefits in the context of climate change. Lessons learned from community projects will then be leveraged to promote replication of successful community practices, and integration of lessons learned into policies that promote increased community adaptive capacity. This project will assist in responding to GEF internal needs for concrete experience with local-scale climate change adaptation, as well as the growing needs of countries for ground-level experience and clear policy lessons.
Enhanced adaptive capacity which allows communities to reduce their vulnerability to adverse impacts of future climate hazards; National policies and programmes designed that include community adaptation priorities to promote replication, up-scaling and mainstreaming of best practices derived from CBA projects; and Cooperation among member countries promoted for innovation in the design and implementation of adaptation to climate change including variability projects and policies.
- Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
- Technical Advisor, BDP/EEG
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +1 (212) 906 6843