Landscapes for water – Scaling up locally-led climate action
Water-centered and locally-led actions are essential to achieve SDG targets on climate and healthy ecosystems on land as well as the goals set out in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA).
Local communities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts and have a leading role in managing natural resources. When landscapes are managed sustainably through holistic and inclusive approaches, they can provide a wealth of ecosystem services that are vital for climate change adaptation and mitigation. These services include water regulation and provision, habitat provision for biodiversity and maintenance of carbon stocks.
This session will focus on best-practices, tools, and local initiatives that strengthen climate action and water resilience across landscapes, followed by a discussion on how they can be upscaled and systematically incorporated into global and national processes.
Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), Australian Water Partnership, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UN-REDD Programme.
During the session, Dr Malin Lundberg Ingemarsson will present the Water-smart Forest and Landscape Restoration Tool, a new methodology to ensure that forest and landscape restoration initiatives are sustainable and long-term successful.
Learn more about the W-FLR tool
This event is hosted in the Resilience Hub at COP28 and can be followed online