CCKIOSK Climate Talk Series Theme: Time for Action

01 December 2005




Taking climate action to overcome poverty
Providing an overview of CARE's work on climate change, with case studies from Bangladesh, Indonesia and East Timor, among others. 

Mr. Devendra Sharma
Sector Specialist
Natural Resource Management
CARE Canada



Adaptation to climate change, ecosystems and livelihood

Ms. Habiba Gitay
World Resources Institute Washington DC


17:00- 17:30

Taking action on climate change: Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Mr. Peter Bridgewater
Secretary General
Ramsar Convention Secretariat


17:30- 18:00

Peatland management to address climate change, biodiversity and community livelihoods
Peatlands are a key wetland ecosystem which is found in many countries around the world. They cover 400 million ha worldwide and store 20-30% of all terrestrial carbon. Degradation of peatlands generates major carbon emissions as well as impacting biodiversity and community livelihoods. The presentation will describe clear measures which are being taken to restore and manage peatlands in a way to minimise emissions, maintain storage as well as enhance values for biodiversity.

Mr. Faizal Parish
Global Environment Centre