Integrated approaches to natural resources management in practice: The catalyzing role of national adaptation programmes for action

Virpi Stucki*, Mark Smith

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Abstract

The relationship of forests in water quantity and quality has been debated during the past years. At the same time, focus on climate change has increased interest in ecosystem restoration as a means for adaptation. Climate change might become one of the key drivers pushing integrated approaches for natural resources management into practice. The National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is an initiative agreed under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. An analysis was done to find out how widely ecosystem restoration and integrated approaches have been incorporated into NAPA priority adaptation projects. The data show that that the NAPAs can be seen as potentially important channel for operationalizing various integrated concepts. Key challenge is to implement the NAPA projects. The amount needed to implement the NAPA projects aiming at ecosystem restoration using integrated approaches presents only 0.7% of the money pledged in Copenhagen for climate change adaptation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-360
Number of pages10
JournalAmbio
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Keywords

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Forests
  • Integrated approaches for natural resources management
  • Post-Copenhagen
  • Water

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