Global Partnership for Climate, Fisheries and Aquaculture
PaCFA is a voluntary global level initiative among more than 20 international organizations and sector bodies with a common concern for climate change interactions with global waters and living resources and their social and economic consequences. PaCFA members share a commitment to raising awareness of the vital importance of these issues, developing effective tools and management approaches to address them, and building international development support to implement change and bring about lasting positive outcomes.
Members are actively involved in global meetings that address climate change issues in order to alert and inform decision-makers and climate change negotiators about the implications for fisheries and aquaculture. From this, global, national and local responses can be formulated and implemented for adaptation and mitigation in aquatic ecosystems and for fisheries and aquaculture and in national and local responses to climate change. See PaCFA Policy Brief 'Fisheries and Aquaculture in our Changing Climate' .
PaCFA supports the process of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in response to the need for concerted action on fisheries, aquaculture and climate change. It lays the groundwork for coordinated response from the fisheries and aquaculture sector to climate change, notably through a strategic approach to maintain or enhance the health and resilience of global oceans and waters, and strengthening the capacity of dependent people and communities, integrating these closely into broader development strategies.
Partners recently participated in the COP 17 UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa last December 2011.
Now the focus is on Rio+20 taking place in June 2012 where climate change and its negative impacts on vulnerable groups has been re-affirmed.
PaCFA 10 key messages:
PaCFA is a UN-Oceans Task Force
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