As of: January 2018
Transforming Evidence into Change: a Holistic Approach to Governance for EbA - GO4EbA
Objective and activities
The project promotes the greater use and establishment of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures in the Mesoamerican region with the aim to integrate the EbA-approach in the social, economic, and environmental policies of the countries involved, as well as in their decision-making processes and governance structures. This will increase the capacity of the different actors at local and national levels to adapt, which means population groups and ecosystems will be less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Drawing on existing EbA initiatives and new EbA pilot projects in the region, the project collects and presents information on the advantages associated with EbA in terms. To these efforts it develops instruments such as databases and monitoring and evaluation systems, including the appropriate criteria and indicators. A regional ‘EbA hub’ supports the dissemination and application of the existing knowledge.
State of implementation/results
- Inventory of Climate Change projects in Mesomarica was completed in 2015
- The database gathering over 100 EbA-related cases has been moved to an IUCN online platform with public access. First presentation of results during the Climate Change Congress in Tuxtla, Mexico in October 2016
- The Food Security Methodology was developed and is being applied in six pilot sites
- EbA-measures are implemented at six demonstration sites (Sixaola (Costa Rica-Panama), Paz River (El Salvador), Goascorán (Honduras-El Salvador), Coatán (Guatemala), Cahoacán (Chiapas, Mexiko), Sumpul (Honduras - El Salvador).
- Around 400 people were involved in EbA capacity building activities
- Project partners participated presenting the project results and sharing experiences during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii