Papua New Guinea Post Courier, 2nd November 2018

A new handbook titled Engagement on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation was launched recently in Madang Province.

According to the New Guinea Binatang Research Centre deputy director Francesca Dem, the handbook is a major output of the project. “Engaging Communities and Government in Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation in Papua New Guinea”.

“The Pacific American climate fund (PACAM), the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) and the New Guinea Binatang Research Centre are working together to enhance the capacity of local communities and government to support biodiversity and adapt to a changing climate in Papua New Guinea.

“This handbook is based on a series of training workshops focused on identifying locally important ecosystem services and how these services may be affected by climate change and development
“Ecosystem Services (ES) are the benefits people obtain from nature including food and water.

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