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CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Beyond mitigation: forest-based adaptation to climate change

Forests and climate change adaptation are linked in two ways: first, through adaptation for forests, because climate change will affect forests and so they need help to adapt; second, through forests for adaptation, because forests contribute to helping local communities and broader society adapt to climate change. Both linkages are explored in this presentation, together with the synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forestry projects. The possibilities and challenges in these ideas are explored by using wetlands as a case in point. CIFOR and CIRAD scientist Bruno Locatelli and colleague Emilia Pramova gave this presentation at the FAO-UNEP Meeting on Forests and Climate Change Adaptation in Asia during October 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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