Environmental Law

Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity

IUCN UNITAR Course on Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity

                              Pre-registration opened for a new IUCN-UNITAR course:
                INTEGRATED PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIODIVERSITY

Supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched the pre-registration process for a new online course on “Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity”. This online course was produced jointly by IUCN and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

IUCN UNITAR Course Flyer

 

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Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase capacity to optimize planning to support biodiversity and climate change adaptation objectives, including through the effective engagement of protected area systems. Through a combination of global reviews and in-country assessments, target countries will be provided with advice, guidance, and assistance in demonstration activities.

The project results and demonstrations will provide illustrative recommendations for legal planning tools that meet development objectives and reinforce an ecosystem-based approach in the protected area systems. Policy dialogues will attempt to ensure that the necessary political leadership can translate recommendations into implementation and sustained action in their countries.

The project integrates climate change and biodiversity concerns into spatial planning frameworks, including a global study assessing sixteen jurisdictions and four target countries: Colombia, Tanzania, Zambia and Viet Nam.

PROJECT DURATION: January 2014 - April 2018

SUPPORTED BY:

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. 

 

 

 

CONTACT: IUCN Environmental Law Centre at elcsecretariat@iucn.org

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