Climate Change and Biodiversity

Case Studies - Climate Change and Biodiversity

In response to growing awareness of the threats to biodiversity from climate change, decision VIII/30 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) requested the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to prepare guidance on the integration of climate change into the multiple programmes of work of the Convention, taking into account, inter alia, best practices based on the analysis of case studies.

In light of the above decision, an information document presenting case studies for the implementation of climate change adaptation or mitigation activities in each of the programmes of work of the CBD was produced (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/12/INF/14). The case studies were selected for their relevance to biodiversity and climate change and provide examples of implementation of biodiversity-based adaptation and mitigation activities.

Technical Series No. 10 and Technical Series No. 25 also provide lessons learned from case studies on the harmonization of climate change mitigation and adaptation activities with biodiversity considerations.

Technical Series No. 41 presents case studies of good practices in addressing climate-change-related risk to biodiversity.