It's time for action on adaptation

One of IUCN's rallying cries at UNFCCC COP17 in Durban is "Time for action on adaptation". Ed Barrow, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme, goes  in to more detail on this key message, starting by explaining IUCN's understanding of adaptation.

 

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia. Photo: IUCN/Daniel Shaw

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The importance of adaptation to climate change impacts is hardly new, but why is this COP the moment to really urge 'action'? 

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The examples of the urgency to adapt are manifold, and nature-based adaptation can generate multiple benefits and co-benefits.

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Work area: 
Business
Climate Change
WBCSD
Forests
Global Policy
Social Policy
Water
Protected Areas
Ecosystems
Social Policy
Climate Change
Protected Areas
Protected Areas
Climate Change
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Forests
Livelihoods
Locally Controlled Forests
Forests
Climate Change
Development
Forests
Climate Change
Climate Change
UNFCCC
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East and Southern Africa
South Africa
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