In an endeavour that is increasingly known as climate-smart conservation, scientists, conservation organisations, and managers are working together to prepare for climate-related challenges. Climate-smart conservation is a set of conservation practices that connect climate change scientists with those doing conservation work, and integrates climate research into on-the-ground management solutions. “Climate-smart” may sound like a buzzword, but the term is allowing a diverse range of actors to quickly speak the same language as they produce research and develop management strategies for dealing with climate change.
Value for Dubai
While average temperatures in Dubai are changing, and large projects such as the Palm Jumeirah are realised, smart climate and/or smart ecosystem conversations between all stakeholders, including researchers and conservationists (as realised in other global areas) could bear opportunity for more efficient and sustainable infrastructure planning and building.