|DATE||3-7 May 2021|
|NO. OF TRAINEES (COUNTRIES)||44 trainees (12 countries)|
Climate change is a natural phenomenon that has significant and adverse impacts not only on the ecological system but also on the Earth and human beings. Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, especially countries whose economies are heavily dependent on agriculture and natural resources. The more profound and unforeseen negative impacts include rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, prolonged dry weather and drought seasons, and frequent occurrences of natural disasters. To cope with the impacts of climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation are considered as the main policy responses to cope with the impacts of climate change. Mitigation consists of actions to limit the magnitude or rate of global warming and its related effects, particularly caused by human actions, while adaptation leads to anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate actions to prevent or minimize the damage they can cause or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise.
Forests play a critical role in climate change adaptation and indirectly support economies via cost reduction. In the post -COVID-19 era where New Normal casts everywhere across all sectors, forests and forestry may also explore their future roles in FBCCA. In order for corresponding policymakers to respond to the global call by raising climate change awareness, the training course shared knowledge of FBCCA approaches, tools, and financing mechanisms covering the concept of urban forestry, biodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions, disaster risk management, community-based fire/water management, agroforestry, and ecosystem/landscape-based adaptation. The training also provides trainees with an opportunity to develop project concept notes in the context of Climate Change adaptation by utilizing their training outputs as baseline information.
With the aim to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the policies and regulatory frameworks for developing and managing climate change adaptation strategies, the three key objectives of the training are to:
- enhance understanding of forest-based climate change adaptation in the context of sustainable development;
- share practical cases and experiences of member countries; and,
- discuss challenges and opportunities and establish possible recommendations and concrete ideas reflecting the lessons learned.