Welcome to the Protected Areas and Climate Change Group Site

This website is a space for anyone interested in the interface between protected areas and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

On this site, you can access a shared calendar, contribute on discussion forums, enter and update your member profiles, view and upload photos in the photo gallery, enter and access documents in the file storage and more.

This website is managed by members of PACT 2020, a consortium of organizations advocating protected areas as a solution to climate change adaptation and mitigation. We encourage you to join this site, upload your photos, case studies and documents, complete your profile, and participate in the discussion forums.

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TAKING STOCK OF WHO'S DOING WHAT ON PROTECTED AREAS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The matrix below is a summary of actions that participants of the Granada Climate Summit are planning in the coming year. What are YOU doing related to climate change and protected areas? Is your name not on here but you'd like it to be? Is your name on here but you wish it weren't? Send an email by clicking here with corrections and additions, and the table will be updated periodically. This will help people identify who is doing what, so that we can better learn from and communicate with each another. Also, if you have case studies on any of the aspects listed below, please upload them onto the shared filing cabinet (you can click here to access it). 

PA NETWORK PLANNING

Field Testing, Application, Policy and Advocacy

Tools, Syntheses, Case Studies, Trainings, Workshop

  • Integrate climate change into ecological gap assessments, PA network/system plans and resilience plans
  • Develop methodology for coastal and marine protected area adaptation (late, 2010)
  • Workshop on using geophysical settings for climate change and PA planning (TNC)
  • Workshop on peer reviewing gap assessments in Pacific and guidance on incorporating climate change (mid, 2010)
  • Integrate climate change into PA connectivity and transboundary planning
  • Incorporate climate change planning into large-scale regional corridors (Mesoamerica, Oceania)
  • Map connectivity conservation areas and assess value as adaptive responses (UNEP and WCMC)

 

PA MANAGEMENT

Field Testing, Application, Policy and Advocacy

Tools, Syntheses, Case Studies, Trainings, Workshops

  • Integrate climate change into PA adaptation and mitigation management
  • Workshop on distilling best practices in integrating climate change into protected area site-level planning in Germany (late, 2010)
  • Integrate climate change into PA management effectiveness assessments and PA threat assessments
  • Assess PA management effectiveness for climate change (Turkey)
  • Integrate climate change into existing tools for assessing PA management effectiveness (mid, 2010
  • Integrate climate change into PA research and monitoring
  • Monitor and research impacts from climate change on protected areas (Granada; Colombia, Egypt)
  • Conduct national research on climate change and protected areas (Canada)

 

POLICY

Field Testing, Application, Policy and Advocacy

Tools, Syntheses, Case Studies, Trainings, Workshops

  • Integrate climate change and protected areas into disaster mitigation plans

 

  • Develop national policies that integrate protected areas and climate change (including NAPAs)

 

  • Integrate climate change and PAs into land-use planning
  • Develop integrated landscape-level land-use plans incorporating climate change, carbon (Indonesia, WCS)
  • Develop pilot project on low carbon and climate-resilient development (3 Central Asian countries)
  • Support policies and legislation regarding energy siting (US)
  • Integrate climate change into CBD guidance document on PA integration (PoWPA Goal 1.2) (early, 2010
  • Provide training for field programs on landscape and seascape planning and low carbon economies (CI)

FINANCE

Field Testing, Application, Policy and Advocacy

Tools, Syntheses, Case Studies, Trainings, Workshops

  • Integrate protected areas into REDD+ strategies and other carbon-based incentives
  • Develop guidance on climate-related incentives for indigenous forest management (Bolivia)
  • Develop national capacity for leveraging carbon finance (Europe, Central Asia)
  • Strengthen capacity on REDD in 9 countries (UNDP)
  • Conduct REDD+ training (TNC)
  • Integrate climate change into PA valuation and benefits studies
  • Conduct training on protected area values and benefits (Turkey)

GENERAL PA & CLIMATE

Workshops and meetings

  • Policy and advocacy at UN Conventions
  • Promote ecosystem-based adaptation at international policy meetings, such as SBSTTA, CoP-10 and UN General Assembly (TNC, WCS, UNDP, IUCN)
  • Prepare briefing notes for UNFCC on role of protected areas in ecosystem-based adaptation (UNDP)
  • Provide input to CBD on climate change, biodiversity and the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (IUCN, TNC; WCPA)
  • General workshops, meetings and publications
  • Develop curriculum for protected area managers, that incorporates climate change adaptation (late 2010)
  • Develop publication of key emerging PA issues, including climate-related issues (UNDP, Oct, 2010)
  • Hold workshop on protected areas and climate change (Mesoamerican PA congress, March 2010; Mediterranean; Turkey, Spain)
  • Hold round table for indigenous communities on climate change and protected areas (Guatemala)
  • Hold workshop on islands and climate change (late, 2010)
  • Provide training to stakeholder groups on climate adaptation (Mesoamerica, Mexico)

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

(This area will display upcoming events as they approach on the calendar)

 

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