Bringing people together to sustainably manage their forest landscapes in Asia.

Climate change

Assessing climate change vulnerability and facilitating community adaptation

Climate change is expected to have profound and varied impacts on forest ecosystems and their dependent human communities. Applied research and testing mechanisms are needed to better anticipate and understand these changes and to help communities develop adaptation approaches. The RMFN-Asia is ideally positioned to be that mechanism. We offer a series of landscape-level sites that are transnational and global, as well as being dedicated to knowledge generation and sharing.large_JasperWeb_1

By promoting a multi-stakeholder approach to climate change, Model Forests in Asia:

  • Serve as platforms for monitoring, research and testing responses to changing conditions in forest-based ecosystems
  • Allow for the consideration of competing community interests and priorities (economic, social and environmental) in climate change initiatives
  • Facilitate the free flow of information between policy makers, communities, practitioners and researchers
  • Promote transnational dialogue and collaboration
  • Provide a framework for the application of global instruments designed to mitigate climate change, including the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)