Sustaining Forests for Mitigation and Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change

Date:04 Feb 2011
Venue:New Delhi, India
Contact Persons:Giridhar A Kinhal
Type:Workshops

DSDS 2011 Special Event

Very large areas of forest land and secondary forest have been degraded worldwide, and the degradation process continues unabated. Participatory forest management offers a way to sustain forest stocks and foster synergies between adaptation to and mitigation of climate change; it can contribute to mitigation of climate change through carbon capture and avoidance of effects resulting from the loss of forest and burning of forest stocks, and increasing the ability of people to adapt to climate change impacts.

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2011 will look at the vital importance of local initiatives in creating a momentum towards building a sustainable future; 2011 is also the International Year of Forests. The special event organised by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF, GoI); International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD); and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Sustaining Forests for Mitigation and Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change will look at the role that local initiatives can play in sustaining forest resources, especially in the climate change context. The event aims to provide a platform to share and discuss the key aspects of a sustainable management framework for forest resources through sharing of good practices, innovative collaborative partnerships, and research-based knowledge sharing.

For further information please contact

Giridhar A Kinhal
gkinhal@icimod.org

Yogesh Gokhale
yogeshg@teri.res.in