X Biodiversity Forum of the IUCN Spanish National Committe

28 September 2013 | News story

The X Biodiversity Forum held at the University of Cordoba (UCO) on the 24th and 25th of September, brought together American and European experts facing a common problem, climate change, a major and challenging issue, such as bridging positions between the needs of society and scientific research, or the involvement of citizens in climate change adaptation strategies.

Participants exposed many different alternatives and very heterogeneous solutions from the scientific and academic visions, and from a social and gender perspective, through various practical examples of adaptation to climate change in both Latin America and Spain.

Especially, the Forum had an impact on community management initiatives as a means to mitigate the effects of climate change and involve the population in adaptation strategies.

During the Forum, the research tools used in the project COMET-LA were presented: those relating the characterization of the social-ecological systems through Ostrom´s framework, and prospective structural analysis (PSA).

Introductory course on The Red Lists of Threatened Species
The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation IUCN organized during the Forum an introductory course on The Red List of Threatened Species presenting an online tool jointly developed with The Nature Conservancy as to improve the training in this field worldwide.

For further info: Cristina Sobaler

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