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
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The Kyrgyz Republic is a land locked and lower-middle-income country of 6,3 million population endowed with natural resources including minerals, glaciers, arable land, forestry and pastures. The country is the third most vulnerable to climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, due to its dependency on and sensitivity of agricultural systems.
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The Kenyan economy is dependent on the performance of the Agricultural sector which directly contributes about 25% of the country’s GDP and about 27% indirectly through linkages to agro-based industries and the service sector.
Based on Kenya’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) 2015 -2030, out of 47 counties, 23 are vulnerable to drought, 22 counties to landslides, and 35 counties to flooding. Simulation of future climate change scenarios based on various models indicate a mean annual temperature increase of 1.5 to 3.0°C by 2050.
Conducting a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and a Technology Action Plan (TAP) for the implementation of NDCsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to conduct its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) with a Technology Action Plan (TAP), in view of the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The Democratic Republic of the Congo has never initiated the process of carrying out this assessment before the development of its NDC, which is one of the new operational requirements to accelerate its implementation.
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This Technology Transfer Advances Kenya's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to expand in clean energy options such as geothermal, and to abate its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 relative to the BAU scenario of 143 MtCO2eq and in line with its sustainable development agenda.
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This Technology Transfer Advances Tanzania's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to enhance the use of renewable energy potential, including geothermal, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide between 10-20% by 2030 relative to the BAU scenario of 138 - 153 Million tones of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e).
Design of an ecological response and restoration platform against fires for the Chilean silvo-farming sectorType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Objective:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Chile has faced enormous fires affecting its biodiversity, forestry, agriculture and livestock production activities, which a significant part of the population depends on. The magnitude of the emergency has highlighted the difficulties of dealing with this type of event as well as the need to collaborate with the agricultural production sector to begin restoration of natural landscapes and their socio-ecological fabric, while building a culture of prevention and improving the capacity to react and respond to similar events.
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In Costa Rica, the role of forests in climate change adaptation and mitigation is widely acknowledged and various political and financial mechanisms have been developed to support ecosystems in facilitating adaptation processes and act as carbon sinks that directly contribute to mitigation. However, there is a lack of instruments to facilitate access to information for improving the decision-making process for climate change adaptation and mitigation when it comes to the management of forests and associated ecosystem services.
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This Technology Transfer Advances Vietnam's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce GHG emissions by 8% compared to BAU, and to develop national GHG inventory system and establish systems for measuring, reporting and verification at the national and sectoral levels in order to monitor and supervise GHG emissions activities. The government also proposed to enhance cooperation in scientific research, information exchange on the formulation and implementation of policies.