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Title Prioritisation for adaptation in tropical forest ecosystems / Johnson Nkem [and others]
Published Bogor Barat, Indonesia : Center for International Forestry Research, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (20 pages) : illustrations
Series Working paper ; no. 44
Working paper (Center for International Forestry Research) ; no. 44
Summary Under natural resource ecosystems shared across communities and nations, the distribution among stakeholders of risks and vulnerability to climate change is likely to be uneven on account of the nature of their stakes in the ecosystems, the degree of their dependence and the extent of degradation of the natural resources. Striving for a common adaptation strategy that safeguards the shared forest ecosystems and balances the interests of the multiple stakeholders would require a framework that encourages sharing and redistribution of ecosystem benefits and sharing of the potential climate risks and impacts on forests and stakeholders, taking into account the vulnerabilities of both ecosystems and people. This will constitute an important first step in reducing the burden of climate change on the weak and most vulnerable. Such a framework would also guide the decision making process, aid in redefining future activities especially when the risk situation changes, and help connect adaptation to sustainable national and regional development programs through prioritization of possible adaptation activities. This paper uses the experiences gained under the Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation project of the Center for International Forest Research across three continents to propose a priority-setting process with active participation of multiple stakeholders in tropical ecosystems in developing countries perceived in their judgment to be crucial for adaptation to climate change. By attributing values to forest ecosystem goods and services for all stakeholders, prioritization represents a common position by multiple stakeholders linking their interests and practices for a common purpose
Notes "December 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Climatic changes -- Tropics
Forest conservation -- International cooperation
Forest conservation -- Tropics
Climatic changes.
Forest conservation -- International cooperation.
Forest conservation.
Form Electronic book
Author Nkem, Johnson
Center for International Forestry Research