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Action Pledges


Research on tropical forests and climate change adaptation

Partner Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Date of submission 19/10/2009


CIFOR Action Pledge

CIFOR's action pledge is based on their global research activities on tropical forests and climate change adaptation. CIFOR currently have two ongoing projects on climate change adaptation:

  1. Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation (TroFCCA) is a global project implemented in three regions and across eight countries (Central America: Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras), West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines).
  2. Congo Basin Forests and Climate Change Adaptation (CoFCCA) is implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. 

The CIFOR projects on adaptation are contributing to both sub-themes of the Nairobi work programme by undertaking the following actions:

  1. Developing adaptation strategies that emphasise the linkages between climate change, forest ecosystems and livelihood and mainstreaming this into national development policies that will support adaptation by rural and urban people, particularly the most vulnerable;
  2. Highlighting the special needs of indigenous forest people for adaptation and gender-base vulnerability;
  3. Documentation of indigenous coping strategies in forest systems.
Action pledge updates 

 CIFOR Action pledge update

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".

Further information





Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Caribbean and Central America
South America
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Target group Policy makers

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.