- Biodiversity conservation and livelihood policies are poorly integrated, undermining the implementation of both.
- National strategies for CC adaptation and mitigation follow traditional ministerial silos, risking the replication of problems associated with isolated portfolio approaches.
- Successful ecosystem-based adaptation on Mount Elgon requires greater cooperation between ministries, decentralized (local) governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local communities to:
- Integrate conservation (CC mitigation) and development (CC adaptation) objectives and activities.
- Build coherence in spatial planning to achieve biodiversity conservation, watershed protection, disaster mitigation, and agricultural intensification across landscapes.
- Decentralized governments have the potential to serve as coordinating bodies for jurisdictional EbA strategies and lead development of subnational CC initiatives.
Topic: conservation, biodiversity, climate change, adaptation, mitigation
Series: CIFOR Infobrief no. 141
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2016Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.