Mr. Cuevas Medina explained the importance of the Handbook in 5 considerations. First, it is a toolkit with policy and legal guidelines for adapting biodiversity management to climate change. The second is a manual of strategic options for adapting biodiversity management to Climate change, third: Adaptive Biodiversity Management is needed; Fourth: Because it uses the Law and Policy to Create Climate-Resistant Biodiversity Management and fifth: It provides options for implementing adaptive biodiversity management.
The Manual on Adaptation of Laws to Climate Change was prepared by a group of expert environmental lawyers worldwide and the Dominican Republic was represented by INSAPROMA with its international consultant Nelson Manuel Pimentel Reyes and was sponsored by the Lawyers Institute of Law Environmental Conference in Washington DC, and in the Dominican Republic. Jaragua Group, IDDIS, Academy of Sciences, UASD, among other institutions of government and civil society participated in the workshop the Senate Environmental Commission chaired by Félix Nova Paulino.