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Global EbA Fund - Support for the Implementation and Upscaling of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

As of: June 2021

Implemented by IUCN and UNEP, the Global EbA Fund (GEBAF) is a quickly deployable mechanism for supporting innovative approaches to EbA. GEBAF will be structured to support catalytic initiatives to help to overcome identified barriers to upscaling EbA. Furthermore, it is expected that GEBAF will address the gaps in knowledge and planning for EbA, as well as to increase access to public and private funding for catalytic adaptation interventions. The project will prioritize filling in resourcing and knowledge gaps with a broad thematic focus on innovation and urgency, thus encouraging creative solutions and partnerships among funding applicants and the wider EbA community. By supporting catalytic interventions, GEBAF will address research gaps, pilot innovative EbA approaches, engage in strategic EbA policy mainstreaming, and incentivise innovative finance mechanisms and private sector EbA investment. The GEBAF will leverage relevant partnerships and networks including FEBA, the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), and the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA).

State of implementation/results

  • The first Call for Proposals for the Global EbA Fund (GEBAF) is opening on Thursday, March 24th, at
  • The GEBAF is aimed at ODA-eligible countries has is meant to provide rapid and targeted support through seed capital for innovative approaches to ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA).
  • The Global EbA Fund landing page includes further resources, a template for the Fund application and further concept note, and criteria for proposals.

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - USA

BMU grant:
20.000.000,00 €

12/2019  till  12/2024


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