Technical briefing note on nature and its role in delivering resilience to climate change.
Technical briefing note supporting the use of the 'Global Critical Habitat Screening layer' and answering Frequently Asked Questions on the layer. The briefing note provides background on the Critical Habitat concept, outlines the intended use of the screening layer during the project life cycle, and provides a summary of the layer's methodology and key limitations of use.
This report describes the key activities and results of the Proteus Workplan in 2016.
This manual provides an overview of global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, in order to address the fragmented information and guidance available to users of marine data. The 2nd edition of the manual identifies 128 marine and coastal datasets (Annex 2) of biodiversity importance. It also includes 69 detailed and standardised metadata sheets (Annex 3) providing information required to use these datasets effectively. The various challenges, gaps and limitations which can be presented by coastal and marine data are also discussed.http://wcmc.io/MarineDataManual
As of March 2015, the 'MARINE' field in the WDPA accepts three values to better identify terrestrial, coastal and marine protected areas: o (site is entirely terrestrial), 1 (site is both marine and terrestrial) and 2 (site is entirely marine). These values have been attributed based on a spatial analysis, selecting sites which stretch across the marine and terrestrial realm. This technical briefing note describes the reclassification approach, and definitions users for protected areas identified as terrestrial, coastal and marine.
Total coverage of national-level protected areas and protected areas designated under regional and international conventions and agreements in the WDPA, January 2015.
A summary of the full manual of marine and coastal data of biodiversity importance.
This report describes the status of data in the WDPA for all sites included in the November 2018 monthly release.
Total number of records for national-level areas and protected areas designated under protected regional and international conventions and agreements in the WDPA, November 2018.
In this webinar Valerie Kapos (Head of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Programme at UNEP-WCMC) provides an overview of the latest knowledge on climate change, its consequences for the environment, and ongoing efforts in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The presentation slides (PDF) for the webinar can be downloaded below. In addition, the accompanying video can be downloaded here or watched below.