Climate Change - Asia

Small Minivet. Photo: Vivekpuliyeri, Wikimedia
Small Minivet. Photo: Vivekpuliyeri, Wikimedia

As elsewhere in the BirdLife Partnership, much of the Asia Partnership’s work to track, mitigate and adapt to climate change is based on the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) network. The Partnership is working to ensure that adaptive management approaches incorporating IBAs and the ecoystem services they provide locally, national and regionally are defined, recognised and implemented by all Asian countries which are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Partnership is also working to ensure that more countries in the region participate in influencing international climate change agreements, to strengthen mitigation measures and incorporate ecosystems-based adaptation. It will conduct assessments of the impacts of biofuels on IBAs and other key habitats of birds and wider biodiversity.