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Framing the Future for Biodiversity 10 – 12 April 2018: Meeting Documentation

An international expert meeting, ‘Framing the Future for Biodiversity: Effective use of knowledge in developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework’, was convened between 10-12 April. This meeting was a key activity of the CCI Collaborative Fund project ‘CCI engagement in defining the post-2020 biodiversity agenda’. Sixteen two-page discussion notes were prepared, one for each ‘evidence…

Integrating Climate Change Science into Ecosystem-based Management

Overview The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) are convening a series of short workshops focused on science-policy interactions within topical conservation and management issues. Each of the topics are issues faced in the Polar Regions but are also of global relevance and reach beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. By bringing together the…

Plastics in the Ocean: Challenges and Solutions

With around eight million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans each year, recent estimates suggest that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Its presence on shorelines, in surface waters and in the deep ocean, poses a significant threat to global marine ecosystems, even in the remote Polar Regions. Due…

Building an expert-judgement based model of mangrove fisheries

This conference paper presentes a preliminary model of the spatial distribution of benefits to fisheries from mangroves. The preliminary model covers the environmental factors that determine the amount of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other fishery target species produced by mangrove areas (termed “potential fish production”) and the socioeconomic variables that determine the level of fishing…

The Current State of Knowledge on Mangrove Fishery Values

This conference paper explores data on mangrove fisheries from the scientific literature and makes number of recommendations to guide the future reporting of mangrove fisheries to allow for better quantification and comparisonof fisheries values at large spatial scales. It was developed by the project team working on the CCI Collaborative Fund project: Attaining Aichi Target 11: How…

CCI workshop report: CCI and China 1 – Where are we and what next? (17th December 2012)

The title of the 1 day workshop was “CCI and China 1: Where are we and what next?” and the aims of it were for CCI partners to: Share information on current and planned projects in China Discuss practical challenges and opportunities being encountered by partners, both in the course of their work and in…

CCI workshop report: How can incentives for soil carbon management contribute to food security and biodiversity conservation?

This workshop explored how payments for soil carbon management might contribute to food production and biodiversity conservation. Workshop discussions were informed by a background paper and five commissioned plenary talks that covered the following topics: distribution and management of soil carbon stocks, the policy and economic framework for developing payments for management of soil carbon…

CCI workshop report: Informing on biodiversity safeguards for REDD+ (19th January 2012)

The UNFCCC mechanism on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) presents significant opportunities for the conservation of forest biodiversity. But concerns remain about negative impacts on biodiversity if biodiversity safeguards are not adequately addressed. The UNFCCC has thus called on countries intending to establish REDD+ programmes to develop a ‘system for providing information on…

CCI workshop report: REDD and biodiversity (14th October 2008)

This workshop on Reduced and Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was convened through the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Horizon Scanning project to bring together policy-makers, NGOs and academics to: Share an update on REDD policy negotiations; Discuss key issues for biodiversity related to alternative mechanisms for REDD and REDD implementation Identify short and longer term…