Safeguarding Ecosystems Health

This module promotes the design of effective policies that safeguard ecosystems health in the Asia-Pacific. The session reinforces capacities of government officials through the exploration of integrated environmental actions, ranging from action on the nexus between biodiversity, ecosystems, health and climate to joint action on ocean, freshwater and climate.

Abstract

Attending the session will provide you with:

 

1) A comprehensive understanding of the biodiversity, ecosystems, health and climate nexus and the importance of adopting a One Health approach to address these nexus issues;

2) A comprehensive understanding of the relationship between terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and the corresponding impacts of climate change on the ocean;

3) A review of new policy briefs and the methodologies from ESCAP, which can inform the policymaking and implementation processes;

4) An introduction to methodologies to assess the impacts of climate change on the ocean, through the analysis of sea-level rise in selected cities;

5) Insights into the future of climate change and its synergies with the ocean, to help you visualize potential scenarios for your country and your local community;

6) An interactive space where you can have access to experts and policy recommendations that may be implemented/localized in your country and/or government agency.