Monday, January 30, 2012

CIFOR - Information brief on Indonesian wetlands

January 2012/by iids

CIFOR Examines Role of Indonesian Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released an information brief, titled "Addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation in tropical wetland ecosystems of Indonesia," which calls for research to address information and communication gaps related to land use and carbon dynamics.

The brief notes that coastal mangroves are important for both mitigation and adaptation, and calls for ecosystem-based or watershed-wide approaches for communities to manage wetlands.

CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Publication: Addressing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation inTropical Wetland Ecosystems of Indonesia]