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As of: January 2018

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy

Objective and activities

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is currently poorly addressed in national and international policy processes. This project will explore the evidence for the effectiveness of EbA on the ground, to inform and influence national adaptation planning processes (NAP). The project will focus on a portfolio of established EbA project sites (funded by IKI and others) in 10-12 countries from across Asia, Africa and Central and South America. Working with local partners who are well connected to national adaptation planning processes, we will translate that analysis into policy recommendations to explore the opportunities for, and obstacles to, the uptake in national adaptation plans and policies. Outreach through the Nairobi Work Programme, the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee, like NAP-related events and through articles and existing adaptation knowledge platforms and networks will help infuse EbA measures into wider policy, planning, funding priorities and international discourse.

State of implementation/results

  • In cooperation with the project "Strengthening Evidence and Informing Policy“ by IIED, the project developed criteria for EbA; this work is due to be completed by December 2016.
  • Study on the role of EbA in (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) published
  • Relevant EbA case studies and methods from a variety of other projects and initiatives are being collected and reviewed.

Project data

Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Partner institution(s):
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Switzerland

BMUB grant:
€ 1,815,760.35

07/2015 till 09/2019


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