Climate Change – Policy Briefing

By Nick Askew, Sat, 02/10/2010 - 16:00
This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for CBD COP-10, Nagoya - Climate Change This document outlines BirdLife’s main policy messages in relation to climate change for COP-10. BirdLife International urges parties to ensure decisions taken at the COP secure the following outcomes: 1. The post-2010 Biodiversity Strategy targets should include strong components that reduce the drivers of biodiversity loss, build resilience of biodiversity and ecosystems and recognise the contribution of ecosystems and biodiversity to climate change mitigation and adaptation. 2. Clear actions to promote synergies between the CBD and the UNFCCC at national and international levels should be agreed to ensure that climate change mitigation and adaptation responses are implemented in an environmentally sound manner. 3. The vital importance of safeguarding biodiversity, ecosystems and the essential services they provide in climate change mitigation, in particular reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, should be recognised and supported. 4. The vital importance of safeguarding biodiversity, ecosystems and the essential services they provide in climate change adaptation should be recognised and supported.

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