Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

, 14:691

Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: what role for policy-makers, society and scientists?

  • Raffaele Vignola
  • Bruno Locatelli
  • Celia Martinez
  • Pablo Imbach
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11027-009-9193-6

Cite this article as:
Vignola, R., Locatelli, B., Martinez, C. et al. Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change (2009) 14: 691. doi:10.1007/s11027-009-9193-6

Abstract

In developing countries where economies and livelihoods depend largely on ecosystem services, policies for adaptation to climate change should take into account the role of these services in increasing the resilience of society. This ecosystem-based approach to adaptation was the focus of an international workshop on “Adaptation to Climate Change: the role of Ecosystem Services” held in November 2008 in Costa Rica. This article presents the key messages from the workshop.

Keywords

Adaptation to climate changeEcosystem servicesPolicy-science-society dialogue

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Vignola
    • 1
    • 4
  • Bruno Locatelli
    • 2
    • 3
  • Celia Martinez
    • 1
  • Pablo Imbach
    • 1
  1. 1.CATIEClimate Change ProgramTurrialbaCosta Rica
  2. 2.CIRAD UPR Forest PoliciesMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.CIFOR ENVBogorIndonesia
  4. 4.ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental DecisionsNatural and Social Science InterfaceZurichSwitzerland