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Forests and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

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This publication is an effort to strengthen countries" capacities to mitigate and adapt to climate change through actions consistent with sustainable forest management. The primary objective of this study is to provide an overview of the actual and potential impact of climate change on forests and forest-dependent people in the Asia-Pacific region, of climate change mitigation opportunities in the forestry sector and of needs for effective national and regional responses. This publication is intended to provide a point of departure for identifying and catalyzing regional action to complement and enhance national efforts.