Ecosystems and biodiversity
Biodiversity and our ecosystems are interconnected with climate change. On one hand they are affected by both gradual and sudden climatic and weather changes, and on the other serve as important buffers from extreme events such as wildfires, flooding and droughts. The CTCN provides technical assistance to countries’ on a range of technologies and tools with a view to protect important ecosystem services that are essential to human health and livelihoods. In this sector you can learn more about how the CTCN uses approaches such as ecosystem-based adaptation, management of forests and ecosystem services and monitoring ecosystem resilience of communities. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Ecosystems and biodiversity
The establishment of an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan to protect Iives, properties and the environmentType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
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Updating of Georgia’s technology needs assessment (TNA) through development of technology road maps for prioritized technologiesType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:Approach:
Georgia is exposed to hydrometeorological hazards and natural disasters. Frequent natural disasters include landslides, floods, flash-flooding, mudflows, droughts, avalanches, heavy winds and storms. In recent years, the number of natural disasters has increased nearly three times and, in many cases, have been considered as catastrophic, causing fatalities and leading to significant economic losses.
Feasibility study and technological solutions for the upgrade into an integrated solid waste management systemType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Jordan is one of four most water scarce countries in the world. This scarcity impacts every aspect of life within the country and is its greatest challenge to economic growth and development. Climate change is acting as a threat multiplier aggravating existing water vulnerability and availability due to decreased precipitation and higher rates of evaporation, as a result of increased temperature. It is also anticipated to increase the intensity of droughts in the country and the occurrence of flood events.
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Mongolia is in the arid and semi-arid region; therefore, the amount of precipitation generally is low. The larger part of precipitation falls in the warm season and only below 3% of winter precipitation falls as snow. The spatial distribution of precipitation in Mongolia is very specific due to a vast area, land composition, roughness and geographical peculiarity.
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The Kyrgyz Republic is a land locked and lower-middle-income country of 6,3 million population endowed with natural resources including minerals, glaciers, arable land, forestry and pastures. The country is the third most vulnerable to climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, due to its dependency on and sensitivity of agricultural systems.
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The Kenyan economy is dependent on the performance of the Agricultural sector which directly contributes about 25% of the country’s GDP and about 27% indirectly through linkages to agro-based industries and the service sector.
Based on Kenya’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) 2015 -2030, out of 47 counties, 23 are vulnerable to drought, 22 counties to landslides, and 35 counties to flooding. Simulation of future climate change scenarios based on various models indicate a mean annual temperature increase of 1.5 to 3.0°C by 2050.
Conducting a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and a Technology Action Plan (TAP) for the implementation of NDCsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to conduct its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) with a Technology Action Plan (TAP), in view of the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The Democratic Republic of the Congo has never initiated the process of carrying out this assessment before the development of its NDC, which is one of the new operational requirements to accelerate its implementation.
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This Technology Transfer Advances Kenya's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to expand in clean energy options such as geothermal, and to abate its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 relative to the BAU scenario of 143 MtCO2eq and in line with its sustainable development agenda.