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Strengthening climate change resilience of local people through community forestry and agroforestry in Asia Pacific

Partner RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

Date of submission 04/04/2012


Action Pledge 1

RECOFTC pledges to provide capacity building services to communities, governments, NGOs and the private sector to support the use of community forestry and agroforestry to strentghen community climate change resilience. RECOFTC will achieve this through public awareness raising, participatory learning groups, the delivery of training courses and materials, technical assistance, policy analysis and recommendations and communications.

Community forestry and agroforestry can provide a diversity of harvestable goods to communities affected by climate events, increase food security, protect soil from erosion, water management benefits and regulate temperatures at a micro-climate level.

Further information

RECOFTC's approach to climate change adaptation:

Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Least Developed Countries
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Target group Academics
Policy makers
Private sector

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.