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Partnerships for Achieving Food 
Security and Addressing Climate 
Change and Environmental 
Sustainability in SIDS 
Prof. ...
Conceptual frameworks and Scope 
• Member Commission on Ecosystem Management 
• Scientific coordinator environmental progr...
Climate change and SIDS 
• Increasing air and surface water temperatures 
• Sea-level rising 
• Changing in regional clima...
Climate change impacts on Food security 
CLIMATE CHANGE 
FOOD SECURITY 
FISHERIES 
WATER RESOURCES 
AGRICULTURE 
TOURISM 
...
Requisites for establishing an effective partnerships 
• Having a systemic perspective 
• Involving relevant actors and st...
Methods and approaches 
Definition of structure and function of system to manage including the 
ecosystem, its services an...
Other benefits 
• Increasing the effectiveness of implemented actions 
• Reducing the risk of unexpected negative side eff...
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Partnerships for achieving food security and addressing climate change and environmental sustainability in SIDS

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Presentation made in the context of the FAO-led side event “Improved Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods: Addressing climate change and natural resources threats in SIDS”, in the context of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Samoa from 1-4 September 2014.

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Partnerships for achieving food security and addressing climate change and environmental sustainability in SIDS

  1. 1. Partnerships for Achieving Food Security and Addressing Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in SIDS Prof. Fabio Attorre Environmental Biology Department Sapienza University, Rome, Italy 3 September 13-14:30 Faleata Sport Complex , Room CM5
  2. 2. Conceptual frameworks and Scope • Member Commission on Ecosystem Management • Scientific coordinator environmental programmes supported by the Italian Development Cooperation  Ecosystem Management: defined as the ‘‘manipulation of the physical, chemical and biological processes which link organisms with their abiotic environment and the regulation of human actions to produce a desired ecosystem state’’  Ecosystem Approach: A participatory approach, systemic thinking, multiscale (over both space and time) perspective and adaptive management.  Ecosystem-based Adaptation: An approach that builds resilience and reduces the vulnerability of local communities to climate change through a sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services Is the EbA a useful tool to strengthen existing partnerships and to support the establishment of new ones focusing climate change, food security and sustainable development in SIDS?
  3. 3. Climate change and SIDS • Increasing air and surface water temperatures • Sea-level rising • Changing in regional climate pattern – e.g. El Niño-Southern Oscillation • Increasing frequency and intensity of heavy rains • Droughts, floods, heat waves • Increase intensity of extreme weather events
  4. 4. Climate change impacts on Food security CLIMATE CHANGE FOOD SECURITY FISHERIES WATER RESOURCES AGRICULTURE TOURISM Reduction Salinization Coastal erosion Extreme events Drougth Pest/pathogens Extreme events Coral bleaching SOCIO-ECONOMY UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCED EXPORTS Extreme events Coastal erosion
  5. 5. Requisites for establishing an effective partnerships • Having a systemic perspective • Involving relevant actors and stakeholders • Integrating top-down and bottom-up approaches, and scientific and local knowledge How can this be achieved?
  6. 6. Methods and approaches Definition of structure and function of system to manage including the ecosystem, its services and the use made by the socio-economic system
  7. 7. Other benefits • Increasing the effectiveness of implemented actions • Reducing the risk of unexpected negative side effects and increasing the opportunity to exploit the positive ones • Elaborating contextualized training programmes • Stimulating a learning by doing approach • Contextualizing monitoring indicators in support of the decision making

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