Report: A GLOBAL CALL FOR LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE RESILIENCE

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Report: A GLOBAL CALL FOR LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE RESILIENCE

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Post by Adam Teixeira-Leite » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:32 am

ADAPT NOW: A GLOBAL CALL FOR LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE RESILIENCE

The Global Commission on Adaptation seeks to accelerate adaptation by elevating the political visibility of adaptation and focusing on concrete solutions. This report focuses on making the case for climate adaptation, providing specific insights and recommendations in key sectors: food security, the natural environment, water, cities and urban areas, infrastructure, disaster risk management, and finance. It is designed to inspire action among decision-makers, including heads of state and government officials, mayors, business executives, investors, and community leadership.

Chapter 3: Natural Environment, considers critical ecosystems on the threshold of collapse, with wetlands being one of several ecosystems recognized to be of critical importance in sustaining economies, supporting local livelihoods and combating climate change impacts.

Chapter 4: Water, delves into more detail around the predictions and challenges of global climate change with a focus on water resource management.
There is a strong focus on reversing the current level of degradation, recommending ecosystem restoration (e.g. wetlands) and backing protected areas proclamation as a means of conserving these sensitive and over-exploited systems.

Chapter 5: Cities and Urban Areas, focuses in on building climate change resilience into planning and operation of urban areas. Wetland management restoration and construction are included here as well.

In addition, some of the case studies around the use of natural and constructed ecosystems may be of interest from a wetland perspective.

The full report (5mb) can be downloaded using the following link:

https://www.primo-europe.eu/wp-content/ ... _FINAL.pdf

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