The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Joint Statement on Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP 13) is currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico. The CBD CoP runs from 4 - 17 December 2016.

December 6th was designated as Climate Change Day at the Conference of Parties. To mark the occasion, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands prepared a joint statement with UNDP, the European Commission, and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR).

You can view or download the joint statement here.

Free Online Course | Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research is offering a unique free online course on the Impacts of Climate Change and its Impacts in Latin America taught by 21 Latin American scientists to empower resource managers, decision makers, stakeholders, scientists to cope with climate and global changes. The course aims to provide users with a good understanding of current climate change science as well as analytical abilities in the following areas: impact of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services, impact of environmental global changes, international mechanisms to cope with impacts on biodiversity and the economics of climate change

The course will be launched at COP-22. The course promotes Sustainable Development Goals #4, #13 and #17. Read More...