Protected Areas and Climate ChangeBody of water at the Pacaya Samira Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.
TIMELINE: PROGRESS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMAZON CONSERVATION VISION
- 1983: Protected Areas Directors and FAO create REDPARQUES
- 2008: REDPARQUES leads the Conservation Vision on the base of work by SURAPA and OTCA for PoWPA implementation. CBD, WWF y UICN give their support; OTCA and CAN participate.
- 2010: COP10 CBD (Aichi) Vision Regional Action Plan and Report are presented – Ministers of Environment of Amazon countries give their support. The Vision is recognized in Decision X.31
- 2012: COP 11 (India) A report is presented and the Vision is recognized in Decision X1.24
- 2016: COP 13 (Mexico) Progress in the implementation of Amazon Vision Projects will be presented
THE AMAZON CONSERVATION VISION
- Promotes the creation and maintenance of national and regional protected areas systems, which are complete, effectively managed and ecologically representative.
- Supports the implementation of the PoWPA at a national level.
- Contributes to the Development Plans and Strategic Plans for Biodiversity in Amazon countries.
- Contributes to meeting the Aichi Targets.
Amazon Protected Areas are key in helping communities and nature adapt to a changing climate. They build resilience to climate change globally, mitigate the impacts of climate events, ensure provision of ecosystem services and protect biodiversity. Protected Areas should be included in climate change strategies and development plans of the Amazon countries in order to facilitate climate-resilient development and promote a safer climate future.
THE LINK BETWEEN PROTECTED AREAS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Amazon Vision & NASCC project News
COP21: Protected Areas thriving at Paris Climate Conference
COP21: Investing in Protected Areas is the most cost- efficient strategy for climate change adaptation
18 countries from Latin America call for the inclusion of protected areas in Climate Negotiations at COP21
Suriname joined the Declaration on Protected Areas and Climate Change
COP21: Official Announcement of the Declaration on Protected Areas and Climate Change - Press Conference
The Prince of Wales applauds Declaration on Protected Areas and Climate Change
COP 21: 16 Latin American countries call for the Inclusion of Protected Areas in Climate Change Strategies
Interview: Sandra Charity, Living Amazon Initiative leader
REDPARQUES Board approved the Climate Change and Protected Areas Statement, to be delivered at the COP 21 event
REDPARQUES makes good impresion in getting protected areas recognized as natural solutions to climate change.
¿Why talks about protected areas in the Bonn UN climate talks?
Entrevista al nuevo coordinador de la Red Latinoamericana de Parques Naturales y Áreas Protegidas REDPARQUES.
Representantes de 7 paises Amazónicos se reunen para discutir sobre áreas protegidas y cambio climático
Municipality of Colón is leading management on climate change.
Adapting to climate change: A new meaning to the Conservation and Management of Protected Areas of the Amazon…
Climate COP 21: The Amazon, a solution to natural change adaptation…
Interview: Julia Gorricho, director of the Amazon Vision: Protected Areas, Natural Solution to Climate Change project (NASCC)…
Amazon Regional Course brought together Protected Areas and Climate Change Officers…
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- By 2016 climate change vulnerability assessments of the Biome and its protected areas, as well as the role of PA in service provision will be available.
- By the end of 2016, climate change strategies and planning tools will be developed by local actors and applied by local communities to reduce ecosystem and human vulnerability in the Eastern Cordillera Real
- By the end of 2016, the Amazon Conservation Vision will be recognized as an international framework that includes the NPAS as an effective tool for climate change adaptation.
- Colombia: PNN Alto Fragua
- Ecuador: Corredor Llanganates Sangay
- Perú: Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe