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Ecosystem-based adaptation in marine, terrestrial and coastal regions

As of: March 2021

The project analyzed the potential of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures at three locations in Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines. Pilot projects provided examples of how adaptation measures based on completely different ecosystems (marine and coastal zones, semi-deserts and tropical forests) can be designed, implemented and evaluated in conjunction with the local population. In each country, the pilot projects worked with the local population to identify the habitat that is most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Subsequently, two EbA measures for each country were selected, implemented and reviewed. The relevant national stakeholders received training and individual guidance. Additionally, the projects were scientifically monitored and the findings transmitted to the international community via scientific publications and best practice case presentations.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Vulnerability analyses carried out
  • 'Theories of change' and a framework for a cost-benefit analysis developed
  • Pilot activities for EbA at seven locations in Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines carried out and results analyzed
  • Lessons learned at national and international level disseminated; educational/training events on EbA carried out
  • Elaboration and dissemination of many media products

Project data

Brazil, Philippines, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Conservation International Foundation

Political partner(s):
  • Climate Action Partnership - South Africa
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa*
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Namakwa District Municipality - South Africa
  • National Institute for Space Research - Brazil
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute

Implementing partner(s):
  • Conservation International - Brazil
  • Conservation International - South Africa
  • Conservation International Foundation - Philippines
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines

BMU grant:
4.317.538,00 €

05/2011  till  07/2015



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