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Mainstreaming EbA - Strengthening ecosystem based adaptation in decision making processes

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and the integration of climate risks are becoming more and more a central component of planning and implementation processes at international, national and local level (mainstreaming). The global project offers support for the exchange of learning experiences. Partners are UN organisations and development banks, Ministries of finance, planning and other ministries as well as the private sector (e.g. the tourism sector, insurance, construction industry). It is not only a question of increasing knowledge on concepts, methods, instruments and success criteria of ecosystem-based adaptation strategies, but rather to develop practical solutions together with the partners for dissemination and implementation in selected pilot measures. With a focus on the exchange of knowledge and experience the project also supports a global learning and knowledge network and feeds the knowledge gained from experience into UN negotiations.

State of implementation/results

  • In cooperation with the project "Strengthening Evidence and Informing Policy“ by IIED, the project developed criteria for EbA.
  • Relevant EbA case studies and methods from a variety of other projects and initiatives are being collected and reviewed. 89 EbA solutions have been published on the online platform PANORAMA.
  • Trainings on EbA were developed and delivered in five countries, e-learning formats are being piloted
  • 14 webinars were held and are available on
  • Organisation of side events such as the “EbA knowledge day” during the climate negotiations
  • Sourcebook on valuation methods based on project experiences launched

Project data

Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Switzerland
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute

BMU grant:
€ 5,900,000

07/2015 till 03/2020