Realizing Challenges, Exploring Opportunities.Proceedings of the International Conference-Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Adaptation and Mitigation

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Realizing Challenges, Exploring Opportunities.Proceedings of the International Conference-Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Adaptation and Mitigation

AUTHORS: Reviewers: Arsenio M. Balisacan, Percy E. Sajise, and Gil C. Saguiguit Jr. Editors: Mariliza V. Ticsay and Leah P. Arboleda

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2012

RESOURCE

 The two-day conference-workshop aimed at providing the venue for an international discussion of opportunities for adapting to and mitigating climate change, while enhancing biodiversity conservation in the region. The discussions during the conferenceworkshop were specifically aimed at:• Presenting research results on the impacts of climate change to biodiversity in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region;• Presenting adaptation policies, measures, and strategies and/or best practices on climate change for biodiversity conservation;• Presenting research results on mitigating climate change through biodiversity conservation in the region;• Identifying the elements of a feasible regional researchfor-development program on biodiversity and climate change by identifying governance, institutional issues, and research gaps related to biodiversity conservation and climate change in SEA; and• Drawing the interest and commitment of participating experts and potential partners in crafting the program, marketing it to possible donors, and possibly getting involved in its future implementation.