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10.11.2022 | Blog

COP27 Side Event: Ecosystem-based adaptation and forest restoration for increased resilience

On November 17, panelists at this side event of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) will share experiences and strategies from Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic to make vulnerable communities and critical ecosystems more resilient in the face of climate change.

Ein Agro-Forst-System, Haiti.
Part of a newly established agroforestry system in Haiti, where bananas were initially planted to provide shade for the small coffee and zapote trees growing below. © Oro Verde/Johannes Horstmann

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Michael Kühn Team Policy and External Relations

Side event of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

Together with the non-profit conservation organization OroVerde, the event on November 17 will showcase best practices and lessons learned in ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) aimed at building climate-resilient communities in vulnerable areas along the Caribbean Biological Corridor (CBC). It is sponsored by the German government's international climate initiative IKI.

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Among our panelists are Yulissa Alvarez from the local organization Centro Naturaleza (Dominican Republic), Johannes Horstmann from OroVerde, who will be talking about the work in Haiti and Cuba, Jose Gerhartz from the Caribbean Biological Corridor, as well as  Toa Loaiza Lange from the German Government (BMU/IKI) and Ulrike Krauss from the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, who will both share their views from a donors perspective. Michael Kühn from Welthungerhilfe will host of the event.

The participants will highlight how the project’s EbA approach helps to integrate ecosystem conservation, restoration, and adaptation to climate change while assuring food security in rural communities – all while fostering local ownership. Additionally, the threat of climate change impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning will be presented with examples from Hispaniola, along with recommendations for much needed mitigation and adaptation strategies. 


Michael Kühn of Welthungerhilfe will be hosting the event.

The event will be held on November 17, 2022 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM CET at the Sharm El-Sheik International Convention Center. It will also be available to watch online as a webcast via the UNFCCC or its Youtube channel.

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