Following a positive and large response to the two calls for proposals launched in 2016 the European Commission has selected 28 new projects - 24 small scale and 4 medium scale - to be funded under the BEST 2.0 Programme.
Typhoon Haiyan wrought destruction in the Philippines exactly three years ago, in November 2013. The island communities of northern Panay were particularly hard-hit. Recovery efforts relied heavily on coastal resources, and especially on fish for subsistence survival, yet boats, nets and other infrastructure were largely destroyed.
Protected and conserved areas have a critical role to play in mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change, and in reducing the risk of disasters caused by natural hazards and severe climate events. The IUCN Green List Standard contributes to advancing equitable governance and effective management of protected areas, including embedding climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction elements, through all four components of the standard - Good Governance, Sound Design and Planning, Effective Management, and Successful Conservation Outcomes. Effectively managed protected areas are an essential part of the global response to climate change.