Moderator Markku Kanninen, University of Helsinki, Finland, said mitigation and adaptation have historically been on separate negotiating tracks, but that building synergies between them is important, particularly at the local level as those who do and are affected by mitigation and adaptation actions are essentially the same people.
Bruno Locatelli, CIRAD-CIFOR, and Giacomo Fedele, CIFOR, presented on adaptation-mitigation synergies in forest and agricultural landscapes. Locatelli described the results on a study how mitigation and adaptation synergies in landscapes that: conducted a systematic literature review; analyzed local initiatives; and analyzed funders. Among results, he underscored: a gap in knowledge on the social aspects of synergies; more mitigation projects explicitly consider adaptation in project design than vice versa; perceived barriers to integration include different rationales, agendas and budgets, and complexity and transaction costs.
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