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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -2 days ago

Contrasting the role of human- and lightning-caused wildfires on future fire regimes on a Central Oregon landscape

Climate change is expected to increase fire activity in many regions of the globe, but the relative role of human vs. lightning-caused ignitions on future fire regimes is unclear. We developed statistical models that account for the spatiotemporal ignition patterns by cause in the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Oregon, USA. Projected changes in energy release component from a suite of climate m...

USFS -6 days ago

Benefit or Liability? The Ectomycorrhizal Association May Undermine Tree Adaptations to Fire After Long-term Fire Exclusion

Long-term fire exclusion may weaken ecosystem resistance to the return of fire. We investigated how a surface wildfire that occurred after several decades of fire exclusion affected a southern Appalachian forest transitioning from a fire-adapted to a fire-intolerant state. Tree traits associated with fire adaptation often co-occur with traits for nutrient conservation, including the ectomycorrhiza...

The Guardian -7 days ago

UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

It is ‘absolutely illogical’ not to tackle the risks of heatwaves and power blackouts, says Climate Change CommitteeThe UK government is failing to protect people from the fast-rising risks of the climate crisis, from deadly heatwaves to power blackouts, its official climate advisers have warned.The climate change committee said action to improve the nation’s resilience is not keeping pace w...

INBAR -1 week ago

Partner Post: How farming with bamboo can combat climate change

A new post on the website of INBAR’s partner, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), explores how bamboo can support climate change adaptation and mitigation. “For people in many parts of the world, bamboo is already an everyday sight. But this tall, fast-growing woody perennial, which covers more than 35 million hectares of […] The post Partner Post: H...

INBAR -2 weeks ago

Ghana Study Tour 2021

As part of initiatives to share Ghana’s bamboo development experience and knowledge with the rest of Africa, 13 international participants from INBAR Member states in Central, Eastern and West Africa, joined 47 of their colleagues in Ghana on a 4-day bamboo study tour which started from 27 to 30 April 2021. The study tour was supported by the China-IFAD South-South Triangular Cooperation (SSTC...

CBD -2 weeks ago

EU ministers approve strategy on climate change adaptation

European Union environment ministers on Thursday (10 June) approved the EU's new climate change adaptation strategy, which sets out a vision up to 2050 to make Europe resilient and "fully adapted to its inevitable impacts"....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Fashion label Chanel invests US$25 million in new climate adaptation fund

French fashion house Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise US$100 million by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries....

CBD -2 weeks ago

People on the Move: Strengthening Adaptation Responses to Support Human Movement in a Changing Climate, Technical Report (May 2021)

The climate is changing at an unprecedented pace. Sudden-onset events such as cyclones, floods, droughts and wildfires are occurring with increased intensity and frequency, threatening assets and increasing the vulnerability of people globally....

Springer -2 weeks ago

The cost of risk management and multifunctionality in forestry: a simulation approach for a case study area in Southeast Germany

Abstract Forest management faces growing uncertainty concerning environmental conditions and demand for ecosystem services. To help forest managers consider uncertainty, we applied a robust and multi-criteria approach to select the optimal composition of a forest enterprise from 12 stand types. In our simulation, the forest enterprise strives for either financial return or a mult...

USFS -3 weeks ago

The importance of warm habitat to the growth regime of cold-water fishes

A common goal of biological adaptation planning is to identify and prioritize locations that remain suitably cool during the summer. This implicitly devalues areas that are ephemerally warm, even if they are suitable most of the year for mobile animals. Here we develop an alternative conceptual framework, the growth regime, which considers seasonal and landscape variation in physiological performa...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Pollution-loving plants key to predicting adaptation to environmental change

Environmental change is happening so quickly that wild organisms can't keep up, and face substantial challenges. But some organisms may be able to adapt surprisingly rapidly to new circumstances....

INBAR -3 weeks ago

Bambou et rotin au Congo | Bamboo and rattan in the Republic of the Congo

This video, made to mark the accession of the Republic of the Congo to INBAR in 2019, introduces the country's bamboo and rattan resources and how they are being used to drive more sustainable development. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, or INBAR, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and rattan for inclusive, green development. We researc...

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