RIO CONVENTIONS’

ECOSYSTEMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE PAVILION

Linking biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management

CBD COP 10, Nagoya Japan, 18-29 October, 2010

UNFCCC COP 16/CMP6, Cancun, Mexico, 29 November -10 December, 2010

UNCCD COP 10, Changwon, Republic of Korea, 10-21 October 2011

UNFCCC COP 17 /CMP7, Durban, South Africa, 28 November – 9 December 2011

Introduction

The Pavilion will demonstrate, through thematic presentations, workshops and the worldwide web, the ...

The linkages between biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management

The linkages between biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management

It is now widely recognized that climate change, land degradation and biodiversity are interconnecte...

Economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management

Economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management

Natural capital – our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources – underpins economies, societi...

Key Role of Protected Areas in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies

Key Role of Protected Areas in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies

Protected areas are the cornerstones of biodiversity conservation and constitute an important stock ...

Indigenous peoples and local communities – benefits and livelihoods

Indigenous peoples and local communities – benefits and livelihoods

Indigenous peoples and local communities worldwide demonstrate unique capacity to jointly address th...

Forest biodiversity: mitigation and adaptation – the linked benefits provided by forests

Forest biodiversity: mitigation and adaptation – the linked benefits provided by forests

Forests are biologically diverse systems, however, forests are increasingly threatened as a result o...

Water, ecosystems and climate change

Water, ecosystems and climate change

Water, in terms of both availability and quality, is increasingly recognised as one of the most impo...

Drylands biodiversity

Drylands biodiversity

Sustainable land management and the restoration of degraded lands combat land degradation and desert...

Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation

Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation

Ecosystems can be managed to lessen the vulnerability of biodiversity to the negative impacts of cli...

Marine, coastal and island biodiversity

Marine, coastal and island biodiversity

Climate change imposes additional level of stresses, such as sea level rise, coral bleaching or incr...

Promoting synergies for sustainable development and poverty reduction

Promoting synergies for sustainable development and poverty reduction

Biodiversity and ecosystem service benefits are being threatened by development choices that ignore ...

Looking ahead: enhancing synergies

Looking ahead: enhancing synergies

In 1992 the Earth Summit established three Rio conventions to address the interrelated challenges of...

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Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion

The Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion is a collaborative outreach activity involving the Rio Convention secretariats, with the Global Environment Facility and other important partners. The CBD’s LifeWeb is also playing a key role.


The Pavilion, a reflection of the importance being placed by the Rio Conventions’ secretariats and numerous international organisations on promoting linkages to maximize co-benefits and minimize negative interactions between these three critical environmental, social and economic issues, was convened in 2010 at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) (18-29 October, 2010) in Nagoya, Japan, and will be convened at the UNFCCC COP 16/CMP 6 in Cancun, Mexico (29 November – 10 December, 2010).


In 2011, the Pavilion will be convened at the UNCCD COP 10 in Changwon, Republic of Korea (10-21 October, 2011) and the UNFCCC COP 17 in South Africa (December 2011). The Pavilion partners hope to also extend the momentum of these collaborative initiatives to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in 2012 (Rio +20 Earth Summit).


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Launched during the International Year of Biodiversity, the Ecosystems Pavilion is a platform for raising awareness and sharing information about the latest practices and scientific findings on the co-benefits that can be realized through implementation of the three Rio Conventions. It is an example of enhanced collaboration, as mandated by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 64/203 of 14 December 2009.

Through highlighting a number of specific themes and cross-cutting issues relevant to the three Rio Conventions and their common objective to support sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Pavilion demonstrates the challenges and opportunities for biodiversity and land managers due to the unavoidable and projected adverse impacts of climate change.