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Making Use of Published Climate Change Guidance

GEF IW Marine Projects face the challenge of the multiplicity of guidance that is available from international bodies, regional organizations, national authorities, regional (sub-national) commissions, academic and scientific institutions etc. Part 3 of this guidance will provide a 'guide to the guides' and, where relevant, these are linked to the information in this section.

Linkages are made to available guidance (Part 3) to further assist IW Marine Projects identify potential relevant assistance and experiences. Linkages are also made to other IW:LEARN manuals (specifically the TDA/SAP and the Project Management Manuals). These references are classified under the following categories(see Part 3 for more information on these categories):

  • Web portals
  • Policy guidance
  • Practical guidance and tools
  • Adaptation methodology
  • Public/stakeholder involvement
  • Water type information on:
    • Coastal zones/areas (geomorphologic area either side of the seashore in which the interaction between the marine and land parts occurs in the form of complex ecological and resource systems made up of biotic and abiotic components coexisting and interacting with human communities and relevant socio-economic activities);
    • Large Marine Ecosystems (relatively large areas of ocean space of approximately 200,000 km² or greater, adjacent to the continents in coastal waters where primary productivity is generally higher than in open ocean areas);
    • Open oceans (areas away from the coastal boundaries and above the seabed, encompassing the entire water column of the seas and the oceans, laying beyond the edge of the continental shelf).

Where available GEF IW Marine Project experiences are included within the references/bibliography in Part 3.