The 10th day of the Rio Conventions Pavilion addressed the theme, ‘Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change.’
The day was organized in two segments. In the morning, participants took part in panel and break-out sessions to highlight a range of experiences with ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) policy making, as well as lessons learned from implementing EbA projects and related nature-based approaches.
In the afternoon, EbA Knowledge Day took place, under the overall theme of ‘Biodiversity conservation and infrastructure development.’ The segment included a market place showcasing practical examples of nature-based solutions and how to better align them to engineering-based solutions for disaster and climate resilience.
The objectives of the day included:
Discussing the links between biodiversity and climate change, including the role of conservation and restoration of ecosystems for climate change mitigation and adaptation;
Sharing knowledge and experiences with ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
Providing opportunities to exchange on ways for promoting natural climate solutions in the context of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals;
Leveraging partnerships to accelerate progress in raising the profile of the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services;
Capitalizing on existing work among the organizations specializing in the science and policy of climate change and biodiversity; and
Enhancing synergies between the Rio Conventions and relevant multilateral environmental agreements.
The Day was co-organized by SwedBio, Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA), Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR).
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