Searching with a thematic focus on Biodiversity and environment, Environment, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate change
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- OrganisationThe Convention was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio "Earth Summit").
The ocean and us: how healthy marine and coastal ecosystems support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development GoalsGRID Arendal, 2015The ocean has been a cornerstone of human development throughout the history of civilization. People continue to come to the coasts to build some of the largest cities on the planet, with thriving economies, culture and communities. Ocean and coastal ecosystems provide us with resources and trade opportunities that greatly benefit human well-being.DocumentPacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, 2016In Hawai'i, geograpahic isolation has prevented the natural establishment of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many insect species, such as biting mosquitoes. Isolation has also facilitated the spectacular evolutionary radiation of Hawaiian honeycreepers from a single small flock of North American finches into more than 50 species and subspecies of endemic forest birds.OrganisationPacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-AffiliaDocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016The World Conservation Congress (WCC), one of the world’s largest environmental gatherings, is convened every four years under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to find collaborative solutions to conserve global biodiversity and ecosystems, and harness the solutions nature offers to global development challenges.DocumentTropical Conservation Science, 2016The islands of the Pacific region hold three of the 35 global biodiversity hotspots with large numbers of endemic species. Global climate change will exacerbate the challenges faced by the biodiversity of this region .Document
Traditional gender roles of men and women in natural resource conservation among the vhavenda people in Zimbabwe: implications for sustainable developmentInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2015Natural resource conservation is key to the concept of sustainable development, yet environmental pressures continue to increase, including soil degradation, water availability, and nutrient cycling. Within natural resource conservation, women play an equally essential, yet differentiated, role as men.DocumentDevelopment Fund, Norway, 2015The Climate Adapted Villages model aims to make farmers and local communities capable of organizing themselves, identifying climate threats and practicing climate smart agriculture, enabling them to adapt to the current consequences of a changing climate.Document
Integrating indigenous, local and modern knowledge for sustainable conservation and management of forest ecosystems in NepalForestryNepal, 2015This paper reports on the documentation and assessment of different community based traditional and local forest and pasture management practices, drawn from five case examples in five districts of Nepal.DocumentWorld Agroforestry Centre, 2015This report summarizes a set of bioclimatic indicators and the expected impacts of climate change on bioclimatic conditions in Central and South-Central Asia.