Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental and development challenges confronting humanity today. However, we are not helpless against it, for nature is our ally. Healthy ecosystems such as forests, oceans, and wetlands make critical contributions to climate change mitigation by absorbing and storing carbon. They also help vulnerable communities better adapt and become more resilient to the adverse effects of climate change.
To understand how nature can reduce climate-change impacts and build community resilience, we can learn from successful programs being used around the globe. These nature-based approaches are inclusive, socially equitable, and cost-effective.
A warming climate will hit Bangladesh with rising sea levels, more floods, more extreme heat, and more intense cyclones. The Bangladesh government is trying to find solutions to fight against the adverse effects. Length: 14:59 minutes. Source: IUCN Bangladesh Country Office.
The deadly 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami served as a wake-up call that we need healthy ecosystem. A multi-partner initiative called Mangroves for the Future works closely with local communities in southern Thailand to restore the coastal ecosystems. Length: 3:32 minutes. Source: IUCN.
In this video story of climate impacts on Pacific Islands, Raymond Tanabe, Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, discusses how climate information is useful for surfers, healthcare providers, architects, planners, politicians, and other decision makers on Pacific Islands. Length: 3:36 minutes. Source: Pacific RISA.
Climate matters every day to different people all over the world. Michelle Galimba runs Kuahiwi Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi and tells us how important climate information can be for producing food for communities. Length: 3:10 minutes. Source: Pacific RISA.
- Building Climate Resilience through Ecosystem Management. Source: IUCN Issues Brief.
- Blue Carbon: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Their Role in Climate Change Mitigation. Source: IUCN Issues Brief.
- Species and Climate Change: Threats and Responses. Source: IUCN Issues Brief.
- Cities at Risk: Asia’s Coastal Cities in an Age of Climate Change. Source: East-West Center.