Adaptation of Forest Ecosystems and the Forest Sector to Climate Change

Carmenza Robledo and Claudio Forner
Posted on: 12/31/2004 - Updated on: 3/06/2020

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This document has been prepared jointly by FAO and Intercooperation. It is intended to assist policymakers and other professionals involved in the planning, project formulation or implementation of adaptation measures for climate change in forest ecosystems. It is of particular interest to the people who deal with national communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This document summarizes information that facilitates the definition and formulation of policies and projects aimed at decreasing vulnerability to climate change, with special emphasis on forest ecosystems and the social groups that depend on them. It emphasizes that adaptation to climate change must be part of a country’s development process, and that every adaptation action should be framed within the national development policies.


Robledo, C. & Forner, C. (2005). Adaptation of forest ecosystems and the forest sector to climate change (FAO Series Forests and Climate Change Working Paper-No.2). Rome, Italy: FAO, SDC, Intercooperation. Retrieved from CAKE:

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