Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Tropical Biodiversity, and the Ugandan National Environment Management Authority
NatureServe, BirdLife International, IUCN, Wildlife Conservation Society, MacArthur Foundation
Date and Time
1 May 2012 18:15 - 19:45
How can we design better conservation projects to protect tropical biodiversity in the face of climate change? This event will present the results of a multi-institutional study of climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning projects in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. The findings, generated at a meeting of representatives of these projects, include a framework for climate change projects in the tropics and best practices for carrying out the projects. Anticipated outcomes are to make incorporation of climate change into conservation projects routine and to provide suggested guidelines for directing future investment in tropical conservation activities. A panel will discuss the results, share case studies, and engage the audience in discussion.