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Promoting Ecosystem based Adaptation through Friends of EbA (FEBA)

As of: January 2022

The concept of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) seeks to use biological diversity, natural resources and their ecosystem services in such a way that the ability of people to adapt to the impacts of climate change is increased. Friends of EbA (FEBA) is a global network of stakeholders and organisations involved in the implementation of EbA and its integration into policy making. The BMU supports the network, promoting a mutual learning process and the exchange of experience between these organisations with the aim of making EbA more effective, and and to highlight its added value as a green and effective alternative to so-called "grey" adaptation measures based on structural solutions such as insulations. In this way, adaptation strategies are enriched and improved, both in the planning processes and in practical implementation on national and regional levels, but particularly on a global level (UNFCCC, Nairobi Work Programme).

State of implementation/results

  • More than 90 organisations and more than 200 individuals cooperate on EbA topics through the FEBA network.
  • The CBD COP recognizes FEBA as a key partner “to support Parties in their efforts to promote ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation” (Decision 14/5)
  • In Decision 14/5 the CBD COP14 “invites organizations, including the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, and their respective members, to continue to support Parties in their efforts to promote ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and the approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction of indigenous peoples and local communities.”
  • In the same Decision, the COP14 adopts the voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, whose text names FEBA as a key network available to support the efforts of raising awareness and building capacity, i.e. the third main overarching consideration for EbA and eco-DRR design and implementation.
  • Support of the UNFCCC secretariat in developing the synthesis report on climate change and ecosystems, as well as in the Scoping Paper on Adaptation Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps on the Ocean, Coastal Areas and Ecosystems
  • Development of standards and quality criteria for EbA.
  • FEBA has several active expert working groups collaborating on thematic topics. Please find more information at friendsofeba.com/…

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Project data

Country:
worldwide

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

BMU grant:
963.337,00 €

Duration:
10/2016  till  03/2023


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