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Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN

Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN

Objective

To realise the full potential of tropical forests in climate change mitigation (CCM) & the provision of other ecosystem services in the face of ongoing global change we must improve our understanding of the relationships between biodiversity (BD) and the socio-ecological processes through which we respond & adapt to change.

ROBIN will provide information for policy & resource use options under scenarios of socio-economic & climate change to: quantify interactions between terrestrial BD, land use & CCM potential in tropical Latin America; develop scenarios for CCM options by evaluating their effectiveness, unintended effects on other ecosystem services (e.g. disease mitigation) and their socio-ecological consequences. We will achieve this by combining new techniques (including remote sensing) for BD assessments in complex multi-functional landscapes, data-based analyses, integrated modelling & participatory-driven approaches at local & regional scales. Case studies along a gradient of sites in Mesoamerica and Amazonia will be used to develop understanding of the relationships between BD & CCM options & feed policy development. These studies will improve understanding of the options favourable to stakeholders & barriers & drivers affecting adoption of resource management strategies.

Key deliverables will be: improved understanding of the role of BD in climate change; participatory-driven strategies & tools for CCM; assessments of the risks & uncertainties associated with CCM options. The main impact of the work will be improved outcomes from CCM & BD protection measures by providing natural resource managers in Latin America with guidance on how BD & ecosystems can be used in CCM without creating new problems. We will provide improved indicators for BD relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity & the design & implementation of REDD+/++ schemes, to ensure increased storage of carbon in forests & multi-functional landscapes & decreased rates of BD loss.
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Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Address

Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Sn2 1eu Swindon Wiltshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 691 016

Administrative Contact

Tanya Warnaars (Dr.)

Participants (11)

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 885 407

MINISTERIO DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RECURSOS NATURALES

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 303 979

EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 301 158

INSTITUTO BOLIVIANO DE INVESTIGACION FORESTAL ASOCIACION

Bolivia

EU Contribution

€ 343 755

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 514 843

Instituto de Ecología, A.C.

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 319 522

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 465 581

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 356 498

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 173 383

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 535 642

GUYANA FORESTRY COMMISSION

Guyana

EU Contribution

€ 94 894

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283093

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 006 660,80

  • EU contribution

    € 6 985 678

Coordinated by:

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom