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FCCC/SBSTA/2013/2

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Report on the technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change. Note by the secretariat.

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This report provides a summary of the technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change, organized under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, which was held in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, from 21 to 23 March 2013. The workshop considered the role of ecosystems, including forests, in adaptation; vulnerability and impacts in ecosystems; and the implementation of and benefits from ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation. Through discussions taking place in plenary and parallel breakout sessions and among members of an expert panel, Parties and expert organizations enhanced their understanding of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation, identified areas of further work and shared best practices and lessons learned, including in the context of the Rio Conventions. Cross-cutting themes, including the importance of indigenous and traditional knowledge and the need for considering gender sensitivity in ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation, were discussed at the workshop. The report includes a summary of priority areas identified by participants for follow-up and further consideration, including under the Nairobi work programme

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Item 3 of the provisional agenda
Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

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Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Thirty-eighth session, 3-14 June 2013, Bonn, Germany

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meeting papers

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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 10/05/2013


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