To foster the greater understanding of the links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change, the project aims to develop training materials and tools to effectively bridge the knowledge gap of early- and mid-career conservation practitioners and business leaders with the potential to facilitate change at a local level, where the greatest impacts of climate change are felt. Training topics focus on climate change impacts on ecosystem services and natural solutions to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The project objectives are:
- Produce a generic resource pack of training materials for various target groups, including early-career conservation practitioners, mid-career conservation practitioners and private sector leaders.
- Target different groups within CCI’s ambit to increase awareness and knowledge of the links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change by delivering training courses on the topic and training 60 individuals over the life of the project.
- Facilitate ongoing learning, knowledge sharing and networking among each of the applicant organisations.