Land use planning processes in Peru over the last several years – based on the contribution of Ecological and Economic Zoning (ZEE) – have provided a space for the development and analysis of up-to-date information, and for inter-institutional dialogue together with civil society. In this context, the Regional Environmental Authority of the Regional Government of Ucayali in Peru is interested in investing in integrated territorial planning that considers economic and social aspects as well as climate change mitigation. The planning would be based on a better understanding of alternative development scenarios and their direct implications on greenhouse gas emissions and availability of water resources.
During ICRAF science week in September, a special session on lessons from 20 years of ASB Partnership was held. Notable was a presentation by Dr. Anne-Marie, the CGIAR Science Advisor and former 2nd Chair of ASB/GSG on lessons from the partnership across the years. She lauded ASB Partnership as a model for successful integrated networks and other programs within the CGIAR and elsewhere. She highlighted five important lessons:
There is little confusion about what would be globally appropriate mitigation actions (GAMA) to keep the warming of our planet in the range of 2 degrees Celsius. Beyond that level of warming planetary feedbacks may kick in, such as changes in oceanic circulation, which are hard to control. There is also little uncertainty in most places, what locally appropriate adaptation and mitigation actions (LAAMA) could look like, to ensure that sustainable development progresses and/or remains in reach. Often such options will include forests, trees and agroforestry. The specifics will be highly context dependent, with external financial co-investment crucial in the poorest (least developed) countries. But, between this GAMA and the many LAAMA’s there’s a gaping hole.