In developing countries where economies and livelihoods depend largely on ecosystem services, policies for adaptation to climate change should take into account the role of these services in increasing the resilience of society. This ecosystem-based approach to adaptation was the focus of an international workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change: the role of Ecosystem Services held in November 2008 in Costa Rica. This article presents the key messages from the workshop.
Topic: adaptation,climate change,ecosystems,governance
Publication Year: 2009
Source: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 14: 691696