Online Tool Seeks to Tailor Climate Plans for Forest Communities

21 July 2014

BOGOR, Indonesia — Much has been written about the diverse ways that rural communities interact with forests to adapt to climate change.

Designing development projects to support further climate adaptation in these places requires accounting for a diversity of local cultures — and the unique climate-change risks that various communities face.

A newly released toolkit seeks to do just that.

The project-planning tool, CRiSTAL-Forest (Community-based Risk Screening Tool — Adaptation, Livelihoods and Forest), was developed and tested by scientists with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration through the UNITAR C3D+ (the Climate Change Capacity Development) network.

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