Climate change

 

Climate change (CC) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are both major themes in strengthening resilience to environmental change. Building on its earlier work, MFF is scaling up and integrating these two themes through enhanced National Strategy and Action Plans, large demonstration projects, and Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation guidelines. Another focus of activity is pilot testing of relevant coastal CC and DRR tools and methodologies, delivered through courses forming part of the larger training programme on project cycle management for NCB members, partners and coastal managers.

MFF is also supporting the implementation of climate change activities through larger projects, as well as regional-based research on the role of mangroves and other coastal ecosystems in the carbon cycle. Field experiences and lessons in building resilience are being synthesized and shared across the region and globally through MFF’s knowledge platform.

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Country: Global, Asia Region

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Climate change ...

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Featured Film - Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang

Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia © IUCN, 2018

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