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

As of: October 2021

The Global EbA Fund is a fast-start support for innovative approaches to ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). It improves the understanding, planning and expansion of EbA and access to public funding for catalytic adaptation intervention. It prioritises filling funding and knowledge gaps with a broad thematic focus on innovation and urgency, encouraging creative solutions and partnerships among funding applicants. Through its work, the Fund addresses research gaps, pilots innovative EbA approaches, engages in strategic EbA policy mainstreaming, and incentivises innovative finance mechanisms and private sector EbA investment. To multiply its reach, the Fund will leverage relevant partnerships and networks including Friends of EBA, the Global Adaptation Network and the Global Commission on Adaptation.

State of implementation/results

  • The first Call for Proposals for the Global EbA Fund (GEBAF) opened on Thursday, March 24th, at
  • In the first round of applications, the GEBAF received over 275 project outlines from over 75 countries.
  • The GEBAF is aimed at ODA-eligible countries and 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.

Further Links

Project data


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

BMU grant:
20.000.000,00 €

12/2019  till  06/2026


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