The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report (IPCC AR4) concluded that climate change will have significant impacts on many aspects of biological diversity; on ecosystems, species, genetic diversity within species, and on ecological interactions.

This guide addresses the linkages between drinking water, biological diversity and development/poverty alleviation. It aims to raise awareness of sustainable approaches to managing drinking water that have been tested globally. The guide introduces the available techniques, technologies and procedures that optimize social and environmental outcomes in the management of drinking water.

The surface ocean plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle, absorbing approximately one quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and other human activities. As more and more anthropogenic CO2 has been emitted into the atmosphere,

This booklet provides a range of case studies and other materials to make the forest sector more biodiversity-friendly, and socially beneficial.

This guide provides a wide array of tools and examples on how synergies in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the CBD can be achieved through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

The purpose of the publication is to provide biodiversity-relevant information to the UNFCCC. Main messages focus on: the impacts of climate change on biodiversity; the role of biodiversity in climate change adaptation; the links between biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and climate change mitigation; and ways and means to value biodiversity with regard to climate change responses.

This paper reviews the concepts of ecosystem resilience, resistance, and stability in forests and their relationship to biodiversity, with particular reference to climate change. The report is a direct response to a request by the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, in decision IX/5, to explore the links between biodiversity, forest ecosystem resilience, and climate change.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting participation in the peer review of the draft report

Ocean fertilization has been highly publicized as a cost effective strategy for mitigating climate change. However, these costs do not effectively account for the observed shortcomings in sequestration efficiency, nor the total economic value of ecosystem function which might be lost due to ocean fertilization, and have been significantly underestimated.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting parties to participate in the peer-review of the first and second meetings of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change.