For life, for the future: biosphere reserves and climate change – Conference on the 40th anniversary of UNESCO MAB programme
27-28 June 2011 (Dresden, Germany)

UNESCO has released the proceedings of this high-level international conference, which discussed the role of UNESCO biosphere reserves in implementing and advancing climate change policies. In the outcome document, the Dresden Declaration, participants call for closer links among climate change mitigation and adaptation, poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation. Among the measures required, the Declaration calls for supporting problem-oriented, interdisciplinary and applied research, monitoring and evaluation, including traditional knowledge, in relation to climate change and its impacts on biosphere reserves; and integrating traditional, indigenous and local knowledge and modern scientific findings to strengthen climate change research at practical level in the biosphere reserves. The Dresden Declaration was endorsed by the UNESCO General Conference in November 2011. Download the proceedings, including Dresden Declaration [pdf] … Visit the meeting website …