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Forests and Climate Change in Latin America: Linking Adaptation and Mitigation

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dc.contributor.author Locatelli, Bruno
dc.contributor.author Evans, Vanessa
dc.contributor.author Wardell, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Andrade, Angela
dc.contributor.author Vignola, Raffaele
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-31T18:40:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-31T18:40:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7151
dc.description.abstract "Climate change can be addressed by mitigation (reducing the sources or enhancing the sinks of greenhouse gases) and adaptation (reducing the impacts of climate change). Mitigation and adaptation present two fundamentally dissimilar approaches whose differences are now well documented. Forest ecosystems play an important role in both adaptation and mitigation and there is a need to explore the linkages between these two options in order to understand their trade-offs and synergies. In forests, potential trade-offs can be observed between global ecosystem services, such as the carbon sequestration relevant for mitigation, and the local ecosystem services that are relevant for adaptation. In addition, mitigation projects can facilitate or hinder the adaptation of local people to climate change, whereas adaptation projects can affect ecosystems and their potential to sequester carbon. Linkages between adaptation and mitigation can also be observed in policies, but few climate change or forest policies have addressed these linkages in the forestry sector. This paper presents examples of linkages between adaptation and mitigation in Latin American forests. Through case studies, we investigate the approaches and reasons for integrating adaptation into mitigation projects or mitigation into adaptation projects. We also analyze the opportunities for mainstreaming adaptation–mitigation linkages into forest or climate change policies." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject forests--policy en_US
dc.subject REDD en_US
dc.title Forests and Climate Change in Latin America: Linking Adaptation and Mitigation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Forests en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 431-450 en_US

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