How will the 3rd UNCCD scientific conference address ecosystem-based adaptation issues?
The Conference will particularly focus on how to better anticipate the impact of climate change on land degradation and desertification in order to facilitate and promote appropriate adaptation. Adaptation refers to actions taken to ensure that these negative impacts are prevented or minimized, and that both people and ecosystems are equipped to withstand potential damage.
Adaptation strategies involve a range of actions, including behavioural change, technical or hard engineered solutions, such as construction of sea defences or risk management, and development of disaster mitigation strategies such as the establishment of early warning systems. There is growing recognition of the roles that healthy ecosystems can play in adaptation, which are known as ecosystem-based adaptation. These so-called natural solutions are based on sustainable land and water management as well as the restoration of degraded ecosystems. These efforts require investments, partnership, and leadership at all levels, from global policy makers, to community leaders, to scientists and farmers.
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