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Climate-smart Agriculture – A Transformative Approach to Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation #Climate #COP17

Trevor Sandwith , IUCN, talked about IUCN projects on climate change, mountain ecosystem and development. He underscored that we are at the threshold of learning about climate change issues, such as the need for developing: networks at all levels; relationship between ecosystem and socio-economic dimensions; and connections between practice and policy. He cautioned on the critical element of time before policies will not be able to restore changes to natural systems. Ana Chichava , Deputy Minister of the Environment, Mozambique, urged for internal and practical solutions to combat vulnerability and poverty. She underlined that local communities need to be part of designing options and implementing solutions from the beginning. Ronald Jumeau , Seychelles` Ambassador, said that without natural resources and the environment there will be no economy in the Seychelles. He noted...

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