Eastern and Southern Africa

Climate Change in ESARO

Climate change is integrated across all of ESARO’s thematic areas, as one of the most pressing concerns today across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.
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IUCN’s work in this region seeks to ensure that climate change related policies, plans and strategies emphasize the role of ecosystems
(forests, drylands, marine, coastal and wetlands) in supporting and strengthening adaptive capacities at multiple levels, including local livelihoods. Paramount among IUCN’s aims is the assessment and management of risks associated with climate change including the spread of invasive species, increased vulnerability of communities to floods and drought and the resulting changes in the delivery of ecosystem goods and services.

IUCN also supports REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) processes in a number of countries and facilitates the development of REDD strategies.

For more information, please contact:
Robert Wild, Technical Coordinator – People & Landscapes Programme,  Email: robert.wild@iucn.org

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