Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

 

The Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Module aims to assist forest managers in assessing and responding to climate-change challenges and opportunities. It provides both basic and more detailed information on key issues to be considered in assessing climate-change vulnerability and risks and adaptation and mitigation options. The module provides links to important tools and to cases in which these tools have been applied in forestry to adapt to, and mitigate the impacts of, climate change.

Over the next decade, 50 million people may be displaced by desertification - the result of climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Action Against Desertification, an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
In the Nyando basin in Western Kenya, climate change and variability are already evident. Droughts, floods and unpredictable rainfall have increased, affecting agriculture and food security. CCAFS East Africa is working with partners in Western Kenya to test a portfolio of interventions that will help farmers to address climate risks...
This document provides an improved understanding of current knowledge of the likely biophysical and socioeconomic consequences of climate change for Australia’s native and planted forest regions. It assesses the vulnerability of Australian forests from the perspective of both resource use and environmental services, identifying particularly vulnerable forests and communities in...
This book, prepared by the African Forest Forum, systematically presents climate change in the context of African forests, trees and wildlife resources. It includes information on the broader aspects of climate change and variability, an overview of the effects of climate change on African wildlife resources, and socioeconomic and policy...
This document by WWF presents the results of combined vulnerability analyses (biological, hydrological and socioeconomic). The results demonstrate the need for actions aimed at maintaining environmental services as well as the biological and cultural riches of the region. Priority adaptation measures include actions to develop and strengthen the capacities and...
This publication by the Center for International Forestry Research presents the results of community-based forest management initiatives that were undertaken to explore opportunities and challenges for smallholder farmers in developing countries to participate in schemes to mitigate climate change.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is in Tanzania, where climate change is taking a toll on local populations. FAO-backed initiatives are making it easier for farmers and families to produce crop varieties that grow in dry conditions. Plus, new soil methods are increasing production and energy-saving stoves...
The novel feature of REDD+ –payments for results at the scale of national or subnational jurisdictions– is only now beginning to be tested, more than a decade since it was first embraced by the international community. Lessons are emerging about the degree to which such payments can prompt land use...
An effort is under way worldwide to better manage our planet's forest resources and better enhance their role in mitigating climate change. Forest loss and degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Monitoring and reducing these emissions has been the key goal for the...
Tropical peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon exhibit high densities of Mauritia flexuosa palms, which are often cut instead of being climbed for collecting their fruits. This is an important type of forest degradation in the region that could lead to changes in the structure and composition of the forest, quality...
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