Virtual event on biodiversity and resilience building in the Pacific

Noumea

During the 10th Nature Conservation and Protected Areas Conference, the Pacific Community (SPC) is organizing a virtual side event which will explore effective ways to ensure social and economic development while fostering nature conservation and promoting cultural heritage in the Pacific region.

SPC will use this opportunity to present creative approaches to development challenges including environmental degradation and climate change and biodiversity loss, with the objective of helping Pacific countries and territories achieve the SDGs by 2030.

This side event will explore the potential of agroecological production systems to build climate resilience across the Pacific. It will highlight the urgent need to mainstream sustainable farming practices and to promote traditional knowledge on biodiversity, including the use of plants and soil management. It will also present how SPC helps foster the preservation of natural resources through activities through the scale-up of community-based ecosystem approaches to fisheries management.

In addition, SPC will showcase the environmental benefits provided by the Ridge-to-Reef Conceptual Framework, an innovative science-based tool designed to support governments in making climate-informed decision and improved environmental governance. A pilot initiative recently launched in Vanuatu will be used to illustrate the key role of this initiative in identifying priority conservation areas across terrestrial and marine ecosystems and driving priority action. 

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For more information about the Conference, please visit: www.pacificnatureconference.com
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Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme

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