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delivered at IFAD (Rome) by Gretel Gambarelli (IUCN), March 16, 2011.


<ul><li> 1. The International Union for Conservation of Nature: working for a Just World that Values and Conserves Nature Gretel Gambarelli IUCNHeadquarters , Switzerland</li></ul> <p> 2. Members IUCN, a unique democratic union since 1948... International Union for Conservation of Nature </p> <ul><li>10000+ voluntary experts in 6 thematic groups: </li></ul> <ul><li>1000 full time staff worldwide </li></ul> <ul><li>350 temporary staff, consultants and interns </li></ul> <ul><li>HQ in Gland, Switzerland </li></ul> <ul><li>Over 60 offices around the world </li></ul> <ul><li>1067 Members worldwide from over 160 countries </li></ul> <ul><li>States, Government agencies, NGO </li></ul> <ul><li>Over 60 regional and national committees </li></ul> <p>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 </p> <ul><li>IUCN provides IFAD with advice and support on pastoralism issuesfor pastoralism-related portfolios through the WISP programme </li></ul> <ul><li>Originally a GEF project implemented by UNDP Kenya, WISP is a knowledge and advocacy network that puts together academics, practitioners and decision makers. </li></ul> <p> 7. Challenges for Mobile Pastoralism </p> <ul><li>Pastoralism is a highly sustainable livelihood in economic and social terms </li></ul> <ul><li>In marginal lands (arid, mountainous, cold), it is the most environmentally sound activity, both for biodiversity conservation and resilient livelihoods </li></ul> <ul><li>BUT </li></ul> <ul><li>Policies stimulate sedentarization, agricultural extension </li></ul> <ul><li>Pastoralists are disempowered </li></ul> <p> 8. Why WISP? </p> <ul><li>5 yr. experience inmanaging knowledgeon pastoralism and empowering practitioners </li></ul> <ul><li>Provision ofmechanisms to understandthe rationale of this livelihood, including own studies </li></ul> <ul><li>Long-termadvocacyat UN fora for understanding pastoralists and pastoralism. </li></ul> <p>Gather knowledge Apply knowledge Develop knowledge Refine knowledge Distribute knowledge Knowledge management for policy advocacy 9. Climate Change: what is IUCNs niche? </p> <ul><li>Integrating biodiversity considerations and opportunities into climate change policy and practice</li></ul> <ul><li>Nature-basedsolutions to adaptation and mitigation</li></ul> <p>Ecosystem-based mitigation Ecosystem-based adaptation 10. ADAPTATION: 3 possible areas of focus Key Area of Focus Rationale Examples of activities </p> <ul><li>Help biodiversity and ecosystems adapt </li></ul> <p>CC impacts on ecosystems = impacts on lives and livelihoods </p> <ul><li>Conservation </li></ul> <ul><li>Restoration </li></ul> <ul><li>Relocation </li></ul> <ul><li>Prevent maladaptation </li></ul> <p>Adaptation practices can have negative impacts on ecosystem services </p> <ul><li>Environmental Impact Assessments of adaptation options in different sectors </li></ul> <ul><li>Ecosystem-based Adaptation (and disaster risk reduction) </li></ul> <p>Integrating ecosystems into adaptation policy and practice helps both ecosystems and people to adapt </p> <ul><li>Flood regulation </li></ul> <ul><li>Shoreline Protection </li></ul> <ul><li>Livelihood diversification </li></ul> <ul><li>Sustainable fisheries </li></ul> <p> 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? </p> <ul><li>Experience with the interface science-practice-policy </li></ul> <ul><li>Strong learning capacities </li></ul> <ul><li>Documenting lessons learned for policy influencing </li></ul> <ul><li>Global coverage and global partnerships </li></ul> <ul><li>Regional and country offices worldwide </li></ul> <ul><li>Global networking </li></ul> <ul><li>Influencing power in international fora </li></ul> <p> 14. </p> <ul><li>www.iucn.org </li></ul> <p>Thank you!! </p>