Development of a park climate change strategy

Publicado: Marzo 2019
Última edición: Abril 2019

Following the climate change and vulnerability assessment, and review of the GMP to include climate change aspects, a consultant framed draft climate change adaptation objectives and strategies which when implemented would lead to improved park resilience to climate change.

 

A stakeholder workshop was held in September 2017 in Mpanda to validate and augment the draft climate change adaptation objectives and strategies. The workshop was attended by park managers from Katavi National Park, conservationists from Lwafi Game Reserve, Mpanda District Couuncil officials and representatives from NGOs operating in the Rukwa-Katavi Landscape. Inputs provided by stakeholders was used to further develop the adaptation objectives and strategies into a park climate change strategy which details the strategy's goal and objectives, adaptation strategies as well as implementation and monitoring plans. The latter describes a list of key indicators and parameters for monitoring changes in vulnerability and resilience.

 

Another workshop was held in October 2017 in Sumbawanga to validate the climate change strategy. The workshop was attended by the same group of stakeholder who participated in the other workshop. The final park climate change strategy was to be integrated into & annexed to the GMP.

Classifications

Categorías
Planificación de Manejo
Escala de aplicación
Local
Fase de la solución
Implementación

Factores favorables

  1. Participation of stakeholders with knowledge on climate change variability and change and biodiversity
  2. Facilitation by a climate change and natural resource expert
  3. Access to updated climate (and biodiversity) information

Lecciónes aprendidas

  1. Stakeholder participation is key to designing appropriate adaptation measures with the potential of improving resilience to climate change. Thus, stakeholders, including communities adjacent to protected areas, should be involved in the identification and validation of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.
  2. The identification of relevant adaptation and mitigation measures requires that the process if facilitated by a qualified climate change expert with a good understand of the regional, national and local context.
  3. The availability of up to date baseline data, both scientific and indigenous, on climate change aspects informs the designing of relevant adaptation measures