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Actions to close knowledge gaps

The following actions are being taken forward by expert group members and other partners. These actions stem from knowledge gaps identified in the scoping paper on knowledge gaps in integrating forest and grassland biodiversity and ecosystems into adaptation strategies. As part of being demand-driven, each proposal is being guided by the needs of constituted bodies and institutions arrangements under the UNFCCC as presented below.

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Collaborative action


Target knowledge users

 Expert group members

Engagement with UNFCCC constituted body or institutional arrangement

Event of the Nairobi Work Programme

UNFCCC COP 27, Sharm el-Sheikh

​As part of the work at COP27 by the NWP and its partners, this event examined ‘Knowledge exchange on biodiversity and ecosystems for transformative adaptation action,’ hosted by the Resilience Hub. It  built on the previous thematic discussions on biodiversity and ecosystem at the 14th Focal Point Forum, COP26. This knowledge exchange identified specific adaptation practices that can inform regional efforts. These discussions can also be spotlighted by partners in future Regional Climate Weeks and other dialogue spaces to inspire ongoing work. 

​​Parties and UNFCCC national focal points, technical experts ​Prepared with inputs from the expert group​
Technical Brief on Promoting Synergies Between Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity ​The technical brief reviews the interconnections between biodiversity and climate change adaptation and explores the potential to foster synergies between the processes to formulate and implement NAPs and NBSAPs. ​Parties and UNFCCC national focal points, technical experts ​Prepared with inputs from the expert group This joint technical brief was prepared, under the guidance of the UNFCCC Nairobi work programme and the Least Developed Countries Expert (LEG), by Anika Terton (IISD), Jeffrey Qi (IISD) and Gino Zúñiga (GIZ Peru).  This technical brief also serves as a NAP technical supplement, endorsed and supported by the LEG.

​Organization of the 14th Focal Point Forum on biodiversity and climate change adaptation (COP 26, Glasgow): see summary here​

Mandated event with scoping paper as an input to inform the discussions

Parties and UNFCCC national focal points, technical experts

Collaboration with the expert group

Scoping paper: Knowledge gaps in integrating forest and grassland biodiversity and ecosystems into adaptation strategies

Articulates the role of biodiversity and ecosystems in adaptation strategies, and identifies challenges, including knowledge gaps, in relation to integrating biodiversity and ecosystems into adaptation strategies. The paper draws on national reports and examples across the world, including the least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries.

Parties and UNFCCC national focal points, technical experts

Prepared with inputs from the expert group

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), Adaptation Committee (AC), Standing Committee on Finance (SCF), Lima work programme on gender (LWPG), Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP) were invited to attend the expert group meetings and review and input into the scoping paper.

Briefing paper on Biodiversity and climate change adaptation: the role of forest and grassland ecosystems

Summary paper

Parties and UNFCCC national focal points, technical experts

Promoting synergies between biodiversity and climate change adaptation through the National Adaptation Plan and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan processes

Technical paper with case studies to be published by July 2022

UNFCCC and CBD national focal points, funding institutions, technical staff of Ministries involved in climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation

GIZ, IISD, with UNEP, CBD secretariat, IUCN, SRC and the UNCCD secretariat


The technical paper will be developed as a supplement for the formulation and implementation of NAPs.

Addressing gender inequities in forest and trees-based adaptation is key to addressing the climate urgency

Briefing paper to be published by August 2022

The technical staff of ministries engaged in gender, climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation. LWPG national focal points.

CIFOR with the CBD secretariat


This brief will be submitted to inform LWPG Activity A.4 focusing on “Dimensions and examples of the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change; The role of women as agents of change; Opportunities for women”.

Long-term Monitoring of Adaptation

EbA Knowledge Day Session: Long-term monitoring of the performance of EbA projects (September 2021)

Strengthening Capacity for Long-Term Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for Ecosystem-based Adaptation. To be published in 2023

EbA technical experts

The University of Glasgow and the UNFCCC secretariat with SLYCAN Trust and Conservation and Development

AC to support ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities.​

Get involved
  1. Share your knowledge resources on biodiversity and climate change adaptation with a focus on forests and grassland ecosystems on the Adaptation Knowledge Portal including case studiestools and methods, and other resources 
  2. Make an action pledge to support adaptation planning and implementation related to biodiversity and climate change adaptation 
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  4. Become a NWP partner organization