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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Mangroves against the storm

Global 16 Nov 2017

Country: Global

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Reef to Ridge

"By digging their roots in tropical shores, mangroves not only defend against rising tides and extreme weather, but they have the potential to change the storm itself."    

IUCN Statement at The Ocean Conference Plenary

New York, USA 16 Jun 2017

Country: Global

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance

This statement, delivered by Dr Cyriaque Sendashonga, IUCN’s Global Director of Policy and Programme at the United Nations Ocean Conference that took place in New York from 5 to 9 June, stresses on the need to address six priority areas to achieve SD...    

Featured Film - Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang

Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia © IUCN, 2018

Mangrove forests worldwide have been vanishing at astonishing rates. Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia, which has lost over 60% of its mangroves in the last 3 decades, exemplifies this trend. The creation of aquaculture in nature reserves has in part led to this decrease in mangrove cover. With the help of IUCN's Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), local experts and several NGOs are working with current land users and the local government to restore forest landscapes and strive for a more sustainable future.

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MFF Phase 3 Regional Completion Workshop

Bangkok, Thailand 17 Dec 2018

Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change

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2017 in Review

Author: Various

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 31st Jul 2018

Category: Asia Region (Secretariat)

Size: 9.1 MB

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Author: IUCN \ Pakistan

Posted on: 9th Mar 2018

Category: MFF Country (NCB)

Size: 4.3 MB

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