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  1. Biodiversity and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 2007The rich variety of life on Earth has always had to deal with a changing climate. The need to adapt to new patterns of temperature and rainfall has been a major influence on evolutionary chang...
  2. Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth: Ecosystem‐based Approaches to Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    Global warming and changes in climate have already had observed impacts on natural ecosystems and species. Natural systems such as wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, cloud forests, Arctic and high latitude ecosystems are especially vulnerable to cl...
  3. Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-shore Marine Ecosystems Challenges and Opportunities

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    Ecosystems in the land-ocean interface are gaining increased attention for the carbon they store in biomass and especially sediments. This makes them potential sources of significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if disturbed, but also valuable f...
  4. Emerging Issues for Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, other Governments and relevant United Nations, intergovernmental, non-governmental, regional and international organizations, indigenous and local communities, and the private sector were invited ...
  5. Biodiversity, Climate Change and Adaptation Nature-Based Solutions from the World Bank Portfolio

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    This paper is based on the most recent update of the World Bank biodiversity portfolio and summarizes the efforts of the World Bank Group (alternatively, WBG, the World Bank, or the Bank) over the past 20 years (1988–2008) to promote the conserv...
  6. Working Group 2- Findings from AR4 and Expectations from AR5

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    2009 IPCC Working Group 2 presentation on analysis of climate models and scenarios based on updated data analysis of climate change impacts.
  7. Forest Resilience, Biodiversity, and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    A synthesis of the biodiversity/resilience/stability relationship in forest ecosystems.
  8. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: A Biodiversity Synthesis

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment set out to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contri...
  9. Integrating environment and development in Viet Nam Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Improved integration of environment and development objectives is best informed by knowledge of what has already worked well in Viet Nam over many years, so that it can be scaled up. It should also be informed by what currently constrains integrat...
  10. Climate Change in Indonesia: Implications for Humans and Nature

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    WWF factsheet on Indonesia climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, cross-sectoral with a special emphasis on natural landscapes and biodiversity.