SCGIS Webinar: Case studies from TNC addressing conservation in times of crisis

When

Start: May 28, 2020 @ 10AM PT
End: May 28, 2020 @ 11AM PT

Where

Online Webinar

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xgM1agNFStCcKO1eiUjRiw

Date: Thursday, May 28, 10 AM - 11 AM PST

Presenters: Montserrat Acosta-Morel and Nick Wolff, The Nature Conservancy

Description: This webinar by The Nature Conservancy will present two case studies showcasing conservation in times of crisis. Montserrat Acosta-Morel will discuss TNC's work engaging communities and building resilient islands in the Caribbean using nature-based solutions (#1 below); and Yuta Masuda will talk about the effects of local warming from deforestation on the health and well-being of local communities in the pantropics (#2 below). 

CBI presents this webinar in partnership with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS). To learn more about this organization, please visit https://www.scgis.org/.

Case Study #1: Engaging communities and building resilient islands in the Caribbean using nature-based solutions

The Caribbean is affected by climate change through an increase in the variability and frequency of natural hazards. Governments (national and local) need to understand their vulnerability to climate change to adapt and protect their citizens. National-level and local-level assessments deliver this information and when merged, can help determine planning actions at the community level. Using socio-economic information from the community that identifies vulnerable groups and areas, and recognizing natural habitats for risk reduction and climate adaptation, one can identify and propose nature-based solutions. We present different vulnerability analyses and propose nature-based solutions in two communities in the Caribbean.

Presented by: Montserrat Acosta-Morel

 

Case Study #2: Effects of local warming from deforestation on the health and well-being of local communities in the pantropics

Trees provide one of the main pathways for natural climate solutions, but less appreciated is that their cooling services provide potentially significant benefits to local communities. These services may especially be important in low-latitude, low-income countries where people often work outside and are less resilient to rising temperatures and heat exposure. We present results demonstrating trees and their cooling services provide protection from heat and can prevent decreases safe work hours and all-cause mortality in Berau, and, more broadly, the pantropics. Understanding the cobenefits of natural climate solutions is a critical component of prioritizing where they should be implemented, and also provides the potential for linking how natural climate solutions can advance local interests while providing global benefits.

Presented by: Nick Wolff

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