As part of its technology transfer efforts in Chile, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) assisted in design of a national system for monitoring climate change impacts on biological diversity and associated ecosystem services.
“Thanks to CTCN collaboration, the Ministry of Environment counts today with the design of a biodiversity monitoring network in the context of climate change. This would not only mean a landmark in the national context, but international as well, given the condition of Chile as a high quality observatory for biodiversity in a global change context. Furthermore, the impementation of the network would mean a technological leap that could benefit other countries of the region and beyond”, says James Robinson, CTCN National Designated Entity of Colombia, National Council for Clean Production.
The resulting system includes standards and protocols for monitoring biological and environmental variables; climate scenarios; networks and policies for information exchange and data management; as well as institutional and operational architecture. The monitoring system is now an integral component of Chile’s National Climate Change Adaptation Plan, which will be used as the primary means to gather reliable data for informing strategies and policies for biodiversity conservation and adaptation to climate change.
“The technical assistance caught adequately the needs and requirements identified by the Ministry of the Environment. The fluency of the assistance worked well. Fluent and periodic communication with CTCN, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) existed during all times, allowing an adequate incorporation of the Ministry comments and precisions in each provisory report until the last final one”, added James Robinson.