Climate change adaptation

CIFOR is working with partners to assess climate risks and trade-offs for more resilient forest landscapes.

Global heating is already leading to destructive weather events and changes in rainfall patterns that make planning for agriculture and resource management a serious challenge. Yet forests are important safety nets for communities, as many forest products are more resilient to climate variability and extremes than crops. Trees on farms protect the soil and regulate water, and mangroves help reduce risks from cyclones and sea-level rise.

CIFOR’s approach focuses on nature-based solutions, as well as risk management to support decision making that increases the resilience of land and development investments.

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