Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda through ecosystem-based adaptation - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
Back to search results

Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda through ecosystem-based adaptation

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

Forests possess a great variety of species, serve as carbon sinks and fulfil many other functions that must be preserved. The “Bonn Challenge” is the most important international initiative for forest restoration. The participating states set the goal of restoring around 150 million hectares of forest by 2020. The project uses the “Bonn Challenge” barometer of progress to develop a system to document and publish the progress of the Bonn Challenge, and to inform donors and partners about the implementation status. The barometer is being developed in six pilot countries and implemented all over the world. The methodology is used to measure progress in policy and budget commitments, technical knowledge, implementation on the ground and ‘carbon benefits’. Experiences from the pilot countries are published, and the implementation status of the Bonn Challenge, success stories and reporting are disseminated via high-profile public campaigns.

State of implementation/results

  • Implementation of the first National Forum on EbA to Climate Change in Guatemala. Representatives from civil society, private sector, government, science and international cooperation met for a three-day event to exchange knowledge about EbA and to develop future-oriented scaling options. The event culminated in the signing of a joint declaration on the importance of EbA in Guatemala
  • Empirical studies on the effectiveness and success factors of EbA are being conducted in watersheds in Guatemala and India, together with local partners
  • Establishment of a technical advisory group for EbA in Guatemala. This group, consisting of key national actors from the public and private sectors, civil society, academia and international cooperation, is actively involved in developing a strategic plan for scaling up EbA. This should lead to more social and political support for the issue at national level
  • Implementation of the side-event project "never fail, and projects never scale..: How to improve donor-funded projects to create a more enabling environment for upscaling ecosystem-based adaptation" during the Global Soil Week 2019 in Nairobi (see link)
  • Multi-stakeholder meeting to develop the strategic plan for scaling up EbA has confirmed the importance of EbA in Maharashtra and India. In the context of Maharahstra (predominantly semi-arid and characterized by small-scale agriculture), EbA is understood as a holistic and climate-oriented approach and as a way to improve existing programmes, especially in the field of watershed development
  • Establishment of an expert group from key sectors (biodiversity, agriculture, Climate Change), which will advise on the process of developing a strategy for EbA upscaling in Maharashtra, India
  • Publication of the brochure "ECOSYSTEM_BASED ADAPTATION - Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change" (see link)
  • Publication of an article in the IKI-India newsletter "Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the implementation of Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development goals through Ecosystem based Adaptation" (see link)

Further Links

Project data

Guatemala, India

Implementing organisation:
TMG Research gGmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Mitij Ixoq' - Guatemala
  • Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) - Indien
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Guatemala/Mesoamerica

BMU grant:
2.444.490,00 €

01/2018  till  12/2020


Supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals through Ecosystem-based Adaptation (PDF, 1,38 MB, english)

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+