The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Shaping wetlands policy with science for effective actions to address climate change

The release of the 2013 IPCC Supplement and the 2019 Refinement of 2006 IPCC Guidelines provide new opportunities to incorporate wetlands, including peatlands and mangroves in climate change mitigation and adaptation agenda. Provided national capacity is in place, countries could adopt these methodologies for GHG inventories and actions of GHG emission reduction at national and sub national levels.

Programs and projects including USAID funded activities through its Country Missions, and USAID collaborative projects with CGIAR, including CIFOR will be featured in the live discussion through a YouTube server by engaging resource experts who will describe the achievements, opportunities, and existing challenges for the activities in Asia.
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Upcoming AGWA Radio Interview

AGWA's Executive Director, Dr. John Matthews, will be interviewed in an upcoming episode of "The Jefferson Exchange" on Jefferson Public Radio. The conversation will center around the recently released paper examining the profound effects of climate change on wetlands across the American West — affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. According to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, long-term trends towards higher temperatures and less precipitation have altered environmental water quality and reduced waterbird habitat, creating clear winners and losers in bird species and potentially threatening the integrity of the Pacific migratory flyway for many species.

Co-author Dr. Matthews and the paper's lead author, Dr. Sue Haig, will join the Oregon-based radio show. The Jefferson Exchange is described as an interactive program devoted to current events and newsmakers from around the region and beyond. Details for listening in can be found below.
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