Insights on Ecosystem-based Adaptation Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

Climate change and environmental degradation have resulted in irreversible impacts on socio-ecological systems (IPCC, 2018). The world must brace for more extreme weather and irreversible impacts affecting the natural and human systems unless unprecedented changes in all aspects of society are keeping global warming to a 1.5-degree pathway. That is the clear message from the recently released IPCC’s 1.5C Special Report. Certainly, lowlying areas, fragile ecosystems and oceans especially, will be affected even under 1.5-degree track. Impacts will hit the populations especially in the global South, resulting in population displacement, health effects and more. Ecosystems provide a wide range of services and goods, which support the basis for livelihoods and human well-being. Ecosystem functions and processes (e.g. soil formation) underpin the provision of ecosystem services (e.g. crop production), which in turn provide goods that people value (e.g. food and water). However, ...

2020-02 , Ilieva, Lili

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