Climate Change

Adapting biodiversity and Natural Resource laws to a changing climate

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Since 2009, Greenwatch has partnered with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) on a project code named: Adapting Biodiversity Governance in the Albertine Rift: Reforming law to account for climate change”. The project aims at assisting countries in the Albertine Rift to improve the legal and institutional frameworks governing  biodiversity so that they may be revisited to respond to the potential effects of climate change.

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The project has also been undertaken in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Madagascar and Bhutan.
\r\n As part of this partnership, a resource manual on adaptive Management as a way of addressing climate change impacts was developed. This manual “Legal and Policy Tools to adapt biodiversity management to climate change” was a collective effort of work undertaken by consultants from Greenwatch, DELC, Madagascar, Vietnam, ELI among others.

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In December 2011, Greenwatch, together with ELI organized a workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and biodiversity management. The workshop aimed at:
\r\n introducing and familiarizing participants to a resource manual on legal and policy tools to adapt to climate change
\r\n developing strategies for incorporating adaptive management principles into legal and policy frameworks,
\r\n identifying opportunities to use the tools outlined in the resource manual in Uganda.

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The workshop brought together participants from the Parliament, academia, private sector, civil society organization, line government agencies and ministries as well as practitioners in conservation.

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