change issues were just a faraway twinkle in the eyes of the original ACM
researchers, the relevance of ACM results to climate change adaptation has
become increasingly clear. If we are to address issues of climate change, we
will need the local and mesolevel co-operation and creativity that we have
seen the ACM approach provide. This is confirmed by results of a recent case
study in Mali, where ACM has been able to offer tools to facilitate the
process from spontaneous adaptive responses to planned adaptation for the
sustainable provision of forest ecosystem goods and services.
ACM researchers have produced tools, methods and conceptual frameworks
that can contribute significantly to efforts to adapt to climate change and
perhaps to efforts to mitigate it. In 2008, we have produced three documents
that make this case, and we hope there will be more forthcoming. We also
hope that climate change researchers will make use of the plethora of tools
and methods that are available.
Publications include the following.
CIFOR 2008. Adaptation at the interface of forest ecosystem goods and
services and livestock production systems in northern Mali. CIFOR Infobrief
19. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia. 4p.
CIFOR 2008 Adaptive collaborative management can help us cope with
climate change. CIFOR Infobrief 13. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia. 4p.
Locatelli, B., Kanninen, M., Brockhaus, M., Colfer, C.J.P., Murdiyarso,
D. and Santoso, H. 2008 Facing an uncertain future: how forests and people
can adapt to climate change. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia. 86p.