South Asia as a region has witnessed favourable economic growth and is gearing up to capitalise on opportunities provided by urbanisation, economic diversification and a young population. At the same time the region is also home to the world's largest population of the poor and is extremely vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change
IIED is working to help install forest-related targets and indicators into the post-2015 development framework, contributing towards notional goal areas on poverty reduction and equality, economic growth and employment, food security, water and energy, climate change, ecosystems and biodiversity
The second workshop for the NBSAPs 2.0 Project was held in Entebbe, Uganda from 8-12 July 2013. It was run as run as a joint initiative with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance (BioFin) project.
What has been learnt so far in the course of revising national biodiversity strategies and actions plans (NBSAPs)? Representatives from Botswana, the Seychelles and Namibia – all project members from the NBSAPs 2.0 project – presented the key lessons for them at a side event to the CBD global workshop in Nairobi on 12 November 2013.
At the close of the 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA8) in April 2014, delegates released a declaration that called for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change
Camila Oliveira is an environmental analyst in the Ministry of the Environment in Brazil and national manager of the project Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition. Here she describes the NBSAP revision process in Brazil
A round-up of the highlights of the third day of the CBA8 conference, which focused on issues such as the role of civil society advocacy in community-based adaptation planning and included a film session