Wednesday Sept 9- 2015, Durban South Africa – Fernando Carrera, General Manager of the Ibero-American Model Forest Network, represented 30 Model Forests and highlighted their actions to adapt to climate change at the World Forestry Congress. During a Panel discussion on “Critical Insights to Resilience” Fernando presented a paper titled “An Actions Inventory that Contribute to Climate Change Adaptation within Ibero-America’s Model Forests, using the Community Capitals Framework”.
While emphasizing the importance of actions associated with each of the capitals, such as Biological Corridors and Protected Areas for natural capital, he stressed the importance of Model Forests actions associated to political and social capitals. By building social and political capacities through associations, multi-sector platforms and local knowledge networks, Model Forests throughout Latin America are strengthening communities’ ability to make informed decisions regarding climate change adaptation at the landscape level.
Read full paper: Spanish
View PowerPoint presentation: English