CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Exchange of Information from Local to Global Level for Climate Change Adaptation

© CBD4 September 2009: Addressing the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf stressed that adaptation to the impacts of climate change requires exchange of climate-related information in both directions: people on the ground need to have access to localized predictions of change, while scientists need access to observational data gathered by people on the ground.

He stressed that climate change is emerging as the greatest threat to biodiversity, but added that our knowledge is very limited on how climate change will affect complex biological systems and interact with other drivers of biodiversity loss. [The statement]