CBD Secretariat Launches Online Dialogue on Biodiversity and Climate Change

CBD Secretariat

5 March 2009: In preparation for the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change, to be held from 18-22 April 2009, in Helsinki, Finland, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is hosting an internet-based discussion group from 9-20 March 2009.

The second meeting of the AHTEG will address the links between biodiversity, climate change adaptation, and risks and vulnerabilities. The discussion group seeks views from parties, other governments and relevant organizations on: case studies on reducing risks to biodiversity associated with climate change; steps taken to improve the integration of biodiversity considerations and traditional and local knowledge related to biodiversity within climate change adaptation; methodologies for analyzing the value of biodiversity in supporting adaptation in communities and sectors vulnerable to climate change; and case studies on providing incentives for the implementation of adaptation actions that promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. [The Discussion Group] [The Notification]