The Blue Solutions Fair: Sustainable Ways to Address Climate Change for Resilient Coastal Communities & Healthy Marine Ecosystems in Southeast Asia
Sustainable ways to address climate change for resilient coastal communities and healthy marine ecosystems in Southeast Asia
The effects of climate change are increasingly felt, and threaten livelihoods and biodiversity in coastal and marine ecosystems, globally. Sea-level rise and increased storm intensity severely affect coastal communities, while rising water temperatures and ocean acidifcation change coastal and oceanic ecosystems dramatically. Healthy, well-functioning ecosystems enhance natural resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and reduce the vulnerability of people. The Paris Agreement realizes this connection and charts a new course in the global climate effort. Still, the sum of local actions are essential in taking the Paris Agreement forward and successfully addressing climate change.
This event provides practitioners with the opportunity to learn from what has worked in climate change adaptation and mitigation elsewhere, and use proven solutions and building blocks to guide new projects, inform current approaches, and be reflected in policies.
Under the topic “Facing the rising tide: sustainable ways to address climate change for resilient coastal communities and healthy marine ecosystems” practitioners working in Southeast Asia can contribute specific challenges linked to one or several of the following themes:
- Coastal protection and disaster risk reduction
- Ecosystem-based approaches to address climate change
- Private sector collaboration in addressing climate change
- Resilient livelihoods (aquaculture, fisheries, tourism, and other economic activities)
- Blue carbon for the benefit of communities and the global climate