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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Development of agrometeorological information tools and processes for decision-making in the agricultural sectorType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
As a landlocked country, Mali is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate stress due to its socio-economic status, geographic location and climate-sensitive economy. Two thirds of the country is located in the arid Sahara and semi-arid Sahel. Mali is exposed to recurrent extreme events, including severe droughts with variable rainfall and catastrophic floods.
Development of a methodology to create climate-smart municipalities in Togo and the preparation of action plans for adaptation and mitigation to climate change for 4 of these municipalitiesType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Sectors:Approach:
Togo is a predominantly rural country with a low urbanization rate of 37.7%. However, the urban population is growing annually by an average of 4.5% for all the country's cities and 5% for the capital, Lomé. With this growth dynamic, more than 50% of Togolese will live in an urban center in 2030. Challenges arise in areas such as land, water, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. The aim of this technical assistance is to define a conceptual framework for "climate smart" municipalities in close cooperation with all stakeholders.
The identification of projects for the greening and resilience of the land and coastal areas of the Commune of Cocody, AbidjanType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Sectors:
The establishment of an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan to protect Iives, properties and the environmentType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The coastal zone is one of the nation's greatest environmental and economic assets of Liberia. However, the evolution of coastline variations is considered as one of the most dynamic processes affecting this area. Liberia has initiated its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) in 2019. Integrated Coastal Zone Management has been identified as one of the three and the most important technologies priorities for the country along with Flood Early Warning System and Armour or Rock Revetment.
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Agricultural production accounts for 12,9% of Indonesia’s growth domestic product and 43,3% of total employment. However, Indonesia’s agriculture has faced some challenges such as reduction of arable land and climate change on one hand, and the fast-growing population on the other hand. As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has a high risk resulting from the impacts of climate change.
Updating of Georgia’s technology needs assessment (TNA) through development of technology road maps for prioritized technologiesType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:Approach:
Georgia is exposed to hydrometeorological hazards and natural disasters. Frequent natural disasters include landslides, floods, flash-flooding, mudflows, droughts, avalanches, heavy winds and storms. In recent years, the number of natural disasters has increased nearly three times and, in many cases, have been considered as catastrophic, causing fatalities and leading to significant economic losses.