This project seeks to synergise climate change studies and the conservation of biological diversity by linking the estimation of net biome productivity with biodiversity observations in rapidly changing terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in Monsoon Asia. The Kyoto Protocol incorporates the vital role of forests and wetlands in its mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gases, favouring fast growing plantations. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) emphasises the conservation and sustainable use of forest and wetlands that harbour biological diversity. Guidelines need to be developed without sacrificing these mutually exclusive requirements. This project aims to increase the awareness and to disseminate the synergy concept through the organisation of a workshop, the existing DIWPA network and establishing a pilot case-study site in Borneo.