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DESCRIPTIONdelivered at IFAD (Rome) by Gretel Gambarelli (IUCN), March 16, 2011.
- 1. The International Union for Conservation of Nature: working for a Just World that Values and Conserves Nature Gretel Gambarelli IUCNHeadquarters , Switzerland
2. Members IUCN, a unique democratic union since 1948... International Union for Conservation of Nature
- 10000+ voluntary experts in 6 thematic groups:
- 1000 full time staff worldwide
- 350 temporary staff, consultants and interns
- HQ in Gland, Switzerland
- Over 60 offices around the world
- 1067 Members worldwide from over 160 countries
- States, Government agencies, NGO
- Over 60 regional and national committees
Commissions Secretariat 3. Global Local Governments, NGOs, research institutes, private sector 4. The Global Programme 5. 2009-2012 THEMATIC PROGRAM AREAS 6. Human well-being: the WISP programme
- IUCN provides IFAD with advice and support on pastoralism issuesfor pastoralism-related portfolios through the WISP programme
- Originally a GEF project implemented by UNDP Kenya, WISP is a knowledge and advocacy network that puts together academics, practitioners and decision makers.
7. Challenges for Mobile Pastoralism
- Pastoralism is a highly sustainable livelihood in economic and social terms
- In marginal lands (arid, mountainous, cold), it is the most environmentally sound activity, both for biodiversity conservation and resilient livelihoods
- Policies stimulate sedentarization, agricultural extension
- Pastoralists are disempowered
8. Why WISP?
- 5 yr. experience inmanaging knowledgeon pastoralism and empowering practitioners
- Provision ofmechanisms to understandthe rationale of this livelihood, including own studies
- Long-termadvocacyat UN fora for understanding pastoralists and pastoralism.
Gather knowledge Apply knowledge Develop knowledge Refine knowledge Distribute knowledge Knowledge management for policy advocacy 9. Climate Change: what is IUCNs niche?
- Integrating biodiversity considerations and opportunities into climate change policy and practice
- Nature-basedsolutions to adaptation and mitigation
Ecosystem-based mitigation Ecosystem-based adaptation 10. ADAPTATION: 3 possible areas of focus Key Area of Focus Rationale Examples of activities
- Help biodiversity and ecosystems adapt
CC impacts on ecosystems = impacts on lives and livelihoods
- Prevent maladaptation
Adaptation practices can have negative impacts on ecosystem services
- Environmental Impact Assessments of adaptation options in different sectors
- Ecosystem-based Adaptation (and disaster risk reduction)
Integrating ecosystems into adaptation policy and practice helps both ecosystems and people to adapt
- Flood regulation
- Shoreline Protection
- Livelihood diversification
- Sustainable fisheries
11. 12. Ecosystem and Livelihoods Adaptation Network ( www.ELANadapt.net ) ACTIVITY AREA EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITIES Practice Training/guidance for practitioners; small grants for technical support and documentation of practices; knowledge exchange Policy Training for policy makers; support in policy drafting /review; lessons learnt on integrating ecosystem management in adaptation policiesScience Make science accessible to policy makers; catalyze research on critical knowledge gaps Network Development Work through country nodes. Current focus is on Mekong (Vietnam), South-Eastern Africa (Tanzania, Zambia), South America (Peru, Ecuador) 13. Why partnering with IUCN?
- Experience with the interface science-practice-policy
- Strong learning capacities
- Documenting lessons learned for policy influencing
- Global coverage and global partnerships
- Regional and country offices worldwide
- Global networking
- Influencing power in international fora