Summariers of publications on land and rights

Publication: Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes

Summary: This toolkit provides practical guidance on how to conduct the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS). The Indicators of Resilience is a participatory tool for engaging local communities in adaptive management of the landscapes and seascapes they live in. By using this method, communities can increase their capacity to respond to social, economic, and environmental pressures and shocks, to improve their environmental and economic conditions, and ultimately increase the social and ecological resilience of their landscapes and seascapes.

Type of publication: Toolkit/guidelines

Link to this publication: https://www.bioversityinternational.org/e-library/publications/detail/toolkit-for-the-indicators-of-resilience-in-socio-ecological-production-landscapes-and-seascapes/

 

Publication: Operationalizing integrated landscape approaches in the tropics

Summary: There is growing commitment worldwide to Integrated Landscape Approaches (ILAs) to achieve sustainable and resilient landscapes based on multi-stakeholder negotiation of trade-offs between potentially competing land uses. Such approaches that are focusing on whole landscapes are promising pathways toward reconciling global targets related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Bonn Challenge, with national policy objectives and local realities. This book describes insights and findings on the operationalization of landscape approaches based on the COLANDS’ project (Collaborating to Operationalize Landscape Approaches for Nature, Development and Sustainability) implemented by CIFOR.

Type of publication: Book

Link to this publication: https://www.cifor.org/knowledge/publication/7800/

 

Publication: Diversification for Climate Change Resilience Participatory assessment of opportunities for diversifying agroecosystems

Summary: This guidebook presents an assessment method to identify opportunities for diversifying agroecosystems to strengthen climate change resilience. The assessment draws on participatory research approaches to describe local agrobiodiversity and support its conservation and revival. The assessment can be conducted with large or small groups of farmers to understand the effects of climate change, assess local diversity and management practices, and explore diversification options. Opportunities for diversification are identified based on an analysis of gaps in the farm portfolio and recognition of species, varieties, breeds, landscape features, and management practices that support resilience. The assessment is feasible and accessible to farmers and non-researchers, who can adapt and apply the method independently or with supporting NGOs, extension agents, or development actors.

Type of publication: Guideline

Link to this publication:
https://www.bioversityinternational.org/e-library/publications/detail/diversification-for-climate-change-resilience-participatory-assessment-of-opportunities-for-diversi/

 

Publication: Coping with climate change: The roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture

Summary: Genetic resources could contribute significantly to our efforts to cope with climate change, but in many cases, the magnitude and speed of climate change will surpass our ability to identify, select, reproduce and use these resources in the field. To review the state of knowledge on the impact of climate change on genetic resources for food and agriculture and to discuss the potential roles of these resources in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, the FAO conducted a scoping study on climate change and genetic resources. Based on several thematic studies, this publication presents an overview of the complex interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. This publication aims to raise awareness of the critical roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture in coping with climate change. It also shares about the mainstreaming of genetic resources into climate change adaptation and mitigation planning at national and international levels.

Type of publication: Book

Link to this publication: http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/0099d145-f240-4e61-b30e-3d210972ceb8/

 

Publication: Climate change: From concepts to action

Summary: This climate change guide has been developed to enable Catholic Relief Service and its partners to more effectively address the needs of the rural poor, who are threatened by the impact of climate change and whose livelihoods will be damaged in tropical and developing countries. The guide also aims to enable them to take advantage of the new opportunities that the impact of climate change sometimes offers. This guide also aims to navigate how to modify and use existing  strategies, frameworks, tools, and programmatic responses to ensure that the poor are better equipped to adapt to climate change. Such a perspective can enrich development work by contributing to the sustainability of the innovations it introduces and helping forge new relationships with stakeholders, partners and donors. The guide has three main parts: Evidence, causes, and trends; Strategies; Action for adaptation.

Type of publication: Guideline

Link to this publication: https://www.fsnnetwork.org/resource/climate-change-concepts-action-guide-development-practitioners

 

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