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Developing a framework to inform climate change adaptation for global biodiversity

This workshop brought together a multi-disciplinary selection of researchers from CCI and beyond to identify the range of mechanisms by which climate change will impact on species and to determine potential adaptation interventions for each mechanism. This project was funded by the CCI Strategic Initiative Workshop Fund. This fund provides seed grants for participatory workshops…

Gaming and biodiversity conservation: assessing the potential

Video games have become a vast industry (worth $29 billion worldwide in 2005, $42 billion in 2010), and gaming plays an important part of the lives of significant numbers of people across the world.  In recent years, new trends in the gaming industry have emerged. These include the development of a large industry of ‘serious…

How can incentives for soil carbon management contribute to food security and biodiversity conservation?

Management of soil carbon may offer potential for improving agricultural practice and productivity whilst providing co-benefits in terms of climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation. Agricultural productivity in Africa has remained stagnant over recent decades, and this is generally attributed to a loss of soil fertility and of soil carbon. Increasing soil carbon is thought to…

Building a network of institutional NGO capacity to support sustainable conservation

National and local conservation organisations in biodiversity-rich developing countries require institutional capacity in conservation leadership and systemic organisation. This includes areas such as strategic planning, governance, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation and financial management. To provide the affordable self–sustained institutional capacity development needed, this collaborative project will: Assess organisational capacity gaps in a trial group of…

Assessing conservation costs in support of the CBD Strategic Plan

Implementing the newly agreed Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 will require substantial mobilization of financial resources, but inadequate information on the scale of both current (baseline) spending and unmet needs is seen as considerable impediment. Under the Strategic Plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), world governments have committed to halting human-induced extinctions and…

Moving conservation into the mainstream: collaborative CCI action in support of IPBES

IPBES – the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – is the result of half a decade of intergovernmental discussion and negotiation. It aims to solve a major and seemingly intractable problem – how to translate biodiversity and ecosystem information into effective policy responses to reduce biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. It is…

Effectiveness of ecosystem‐based approaches to adaptation: a critical review of current evidence

Planned adaptation to climate change may be achieved in many different ways. One approach is ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation. Such adaptation may include sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, as part of an overall adaptation strategy that takes into account the multiple social, economic and cultural co-benefits for local communities. Building ecological resilience, prioritising…

Mechanisms underpinning the impact of climate change on natural populations

There is an urgent need to identify the key mechanisms underpinning climate change impacts on biodiversity in order to inform climate change adaptation. This project will review the scientific literature to quantify the evidence for different potential climate change impact mechanisms and appraise their relative importance. Meta-analyses will be conducted to consider how their relative…

Supporting IPBES

IPBES – the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – aims to solve a major and seemingly intractable problem – how to translate biodiversity and ecosystem information into effective policy responses to reduce biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. The University departments and organisations within CCI collectively have a huge amount to offer to…