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					Adaptation to Climate Change,
 Sustainable Livelihoods and
     Biological Diversity

  Report of the International Workshop organized by
         Intercooperation, CATIE and CIFOR
                      Costa Rica
                  March 16 - 18, 2004

                 Jean-Laurent Pfund
                  Intercooperation
               www.intercooperation.ch
    Overall Goal of the Turrialba
             Workshop

• To promote the implementation of
  adaptation strategies to climate change
  through a transdisciplinary approach
  that includes policy making, science
  and field expertise in natural resource
  management
                 Objectives
1.   to exchange experiences and results
      regarding the adaptation strategy to climate
      change between science, community based
      experiences and policy developments
2. to generate an shared agenda of research,
     communication and coordination between
     research and development institutions on
     adaptation to climate change
3. to establish adequate mechanisms for
   informing policy makers and follow-up
   implementation of the agenda
            Structure
       1. Exchange on previous
             experiences
               Plenary


          2. Working Groups
          on 4 thematic areas


 3. Publication produced by participants
 identifying opportunities and challenges
for policy makers and project developers
                (ongoing)
          Working Groups

• Local climate change scenarios
• Climate change and livelihoods
• Linkages between mitigation and
  adaptation
• Linkages between climate change and
  biodiversity
               Participants

• More than 40 experts coming from:
  – Africa, Asia, Europa, Latin America, North
    America
  – Science & research, governments,
    multilateral & bilateral institutions and
    NGOs
  – UNFCCC, UNCBD and UNCCD
                  Follow up
             Launching of the book

     “Adaptation to Climate Change,
   Sustainable Livelihoods and Biological
                  Diversity”
    by Cifor, Catie and Intercooperation
with the support of the Swiss agency for development
                     and cooperation

        during the UNFCCC COP 10
  in Buenos Aires - Argentina in Dec. 2004
      General comments: issues
       of synergy development
– Communication: “translation” of the messages
(biodiversity is an example of hard “translatable” word) to
the target audience or development of a common
language? (Science & Policy, Policy & Implementation)
– Transdisciplinarity: may work if there is a consensus
about the objectives and if competition is regulated
between sectors, firms or individuals
– Implementation: empowerment of local communities
implies support to adaptive planning (classical ODA)
while adaptation to CC may require targeted projects
based on risk scenarios
Thank you for your attention!

				
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