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Mainstreaming EbA - Strengthening ecosystem based adaptation in decision making processes

As of: August 2018

Objective and activities

The aim of the project is to provide evidence of the added value of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change and to foster the implementation of EbA measures. In particular, this includes integrating EbA measures into public sector planning and decision-making processes while highlighting the added value of the EbA approach compared to 'grey' measures. The project operates in the framework of a cross-border learning and knowledge network in which ongoing IKI projects and think tanks also participate. It supports ongoing work on developing methods of EbA mainstreaming, demonstrating the advantages of EbA, promoting capacity development in the field of mainstreaming, and channelling the lessons learned into climate change 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. 43 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
  • Eight webinars were held and are available on
  • Organisation of side events such as the “EbA knowledge day” during the climate negotiations

Project data

Brazil, Colombia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Mali, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, 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

BMU grant:
€ 3,900,000

07/2015 till 06/2018


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