Ecosystems and biodiversity
Biodiversity and our ecosystems are interconnected with climate change. On one hand they are affected by both gradual and sudden climatic and weather changes, and on the other serve as important buffers from extreme events such as wildfires, flooding and droughts. The CTCN provides technical assistance to countries’ on a range of technologies and tools with a view to protect important ecosystem services that are essential to human health and livelihoods. In this sector you can learn more about how the CTCN uses approaches such as ecosystem-based adaptation, management of forests and ecosystem services and monitoring ecosystem resilience of communities. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Ecosystems and biodiversity
Developing an STI-led cross-sectoral Circular Economy Roadmap for abating GHG emissions in South AfricaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
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Nepal is highly vulnerable to climate impacts, especially in the water sector where resources have been significantly depleted. One of the most susceptible districts is Ramechap, located above the Sunkoshi River, where the land is extremely dry and decreasing precipitation is severely impacting farmers. Water resources are especially vulnerable at high elevations where they are more sensitive to variability in rainfall patterns and timing, which contribute to increased drought frequency.
Development of a Marine Dynamics database for the Panamanian coasts to assess vulnerability and climate change impacts to sea level riseType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para aumentar la resiliencia de comunidades rurales de montaña en áreas naturales protegidas afectadas por episodios climáticos extremosType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:Sectors:
The geographical location of Honduras between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans exposes it to numerous and diverse natural hazards and extreme weather events. The impacts of climate change vary across the country: in the Caribbean, cyclones are more common, while in the center and south drought is more prevalent, along with the recurrent effects of the El Niño and La Niña phenomenon. Due to the topography, landslides are also quite common.
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Climate risk assessment for subnational adaptation and establishment of a local climate information system for climate change adaptation (LISA) in CambodiaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and has difficulties in implementing the country’s climate change response due to a lack of available quality-assured information and knowledge on climate change in the country. Significant gaps still remain in creating the conditions for science-based climate-informed decision making, in particular related to the production, access and use of climate information at local levels.