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Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA)

We have 24 items tagged with ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA)’.
  • IIED research associate Nathalie Seddon discusses nature-based solutions to climate change in a video interview (Photo: IIED)

    Consensus grows on nature-based solutions to climate change, but challenges remain

    Experts point to growing awareness of the potential of nature-based solutions to climate change – but say work must be done to improve understanding and policy take-up

    10 August 2018 | News | Climate change
  • View of Harpan village of Panchase – the upstream of Phewa Lake (Photo: Amit Poudyal/IUCN)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Nepal

    IIED and IUCN are using evidence from the Mountain EbA Project piloted in the Panchase Protected Forest area, western Nepal, to explore the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and inform and influence national adaptation planning processes

    26 June 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • The Nature-based Solutions Policy Platform provides information about climate change adaptation planning around the globe

    Nature-based solutions policy platform

    IIED partners with Oxford University to launch an interactive online policy platform on nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation 

    14 June 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • A herder with his livestock in Isiolo County, Kenya (Photo: Dorine Odongo/ILRI, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Kenya

    IIED is working with the ADA Consortium in the Kenyan drylands to understand how funding models can support the mainstreaming of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and their effective implementation at scale 

    14 June 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Adaptation Futures 2018 in Cape Town  will be the first time this  international climate change adaptation conference is held on the African continent.

    IIED at Adaptation Futures

    Adaptation Futures 2018 takes place from 18-21 June 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. IIED and partners  will be showcasing a range of work during the conference.  

    13 June 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Maize varieties on display at the ‘Voice of Maize’ event in Mexico 2016 (Photo: CCAP)

    EBA Evidence and Policy: China

    IIED is working with the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CCAP) to learn from Participatory Plant Breeding and Community Supported Agriculture in Southwest China and develop recommendations to mainstream EbA within climate policy in China.

    13 June 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Shahajat Ali shows a newspaper article describing the incentive-based hilsa conservation programme under the Department of Fisheries (Photo: BCAS)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Bangladesh

    The EbA Evidence and Policy Project is gathering evidence on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches in the fishery sector in Bangladesh to mainstream EbA into national climate change and fishery policies.    

    12 June 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A stone gabion constructed to control erosion across a gully in the Namaqualand region. (Photo: Halcyone Muller / Conservation South Africa)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: South Africa

    In South Africa, IIED and CSA are reviewing lessons from CSA’s activities to mainstream ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) within climate policy. Through a case study in the Namaqualand region, we are also understanding more on EbA effectiveness and learning how to scale it up into broader government programmes.

    31 May 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • The Las Trancas Valley in Chile, November 2014 (Photo: UICN / Marcelo Vildósola Garrigó)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Chile

    In Chile, IIED and IUCN are engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders to review lessons learnt from the EPIC project on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and developing clear policy recommendations to increase the uptake of these approaches. 

    21 February 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Field visit as part of the Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation project, Mount Elgon, Uganda (IUCN)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Uganda

    IIED, IUCN and Uganda's Ministry of Water and Environment are using practical experience of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to improve the way EbA is integrated into national climate change policy and law

    15 February 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Fisheries account for 12 per cent of The Gambia's GDP. The country's Atlantic coastline and the mangroves along the River Gambia estuary are vulnerable to climate change (Photo: Javier D. Creative Commons via Flickr)

    GCF funding boosts ecosystem-based adaptation in The Gambia

    Finance from the Green Climate Fund is helping The Gambia build resilient communities and sustainable livelihoods – and adapt to climate change

    22 June 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman displays a tray of bean seeds. Researchers have introduced 15 new varieties of beans in north-western Uganda to help farmers cope with extreme conditions. Delegates to CBA11 will consider how to deliver effective local climate action (Photo: Georgina Smith/CIAT, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Building our shared learning on climate action in Kampala

    At the upcoming community-based adaptation conference in Kampala, our vibrant and growing community of practice will reflect on today's geopolitics around climate and development, and consider how we can be more influential in driving action on adaptation and resilience in the post-Paris world

    20 June 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • The Sundarbans mangrove forest (dark green on the image) is a fragile ecosystem threatened by rising levels of salinity (Photo: European Space Agency)

    Making ecosystems resilient through Bangladesh's Delta Plan

    Ahead of CBA11 this month, a government policy planner in Bangladesh makes the case for integrating ecosystems-based adaptation in the country's main long-term geospatial plan

    12 June 2017 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • The rare Shoebill stork stands over a metre tall and lives in the Mabamba wetland system along Uganda's Lake Victoria. Engaging local communities in tourism has helped to protect the local ecosystem (Photo: Brendan Ryan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    CBA field visits: deadline approaches to see community-based adaptation in action

    As two new videos highlight the value of seeing community-based adaptation in action on the ground, register by 31 May to join this year's field visits at an international conference in Uganda

    9 May 2017 | News | Climate change
  • The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

    The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

    The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA11) focused on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation

    26 January 2017 | Feature | Climate change
  • Farmers analyse local maize varieties in the Karst mountains, Southwest China. IIED's work includes participatory plant breeding and community supported agriculture (Photo: IIED)

    Can ecosystem-based adaptation help deliver the promise of Paris?

    Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is gaining traction as a way to help manage the threats of climate change. But for the policy community to realise EbA's real potential as a viable response for climate vulnerable communities, we need to plug knowledge gaps on how it works, when and why

    13 January 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A scientist studies mangroves in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Mangrove ecosystems support fisheries, prevent coastal erosion and store large amounts of carbon (Photo: Kate Evans/CIFOR)

    Call for feedback: inventory of tools to support ecosystem-based adaptation

    IIED, IUCN, UNEP-WCMC and GIZ are seeking feedback on an inventory of ecosystem-based adaptation tools, designed to help practitioners and policymakers incorporate EbA into climate adaptation planning

    19 December 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • Mangroves (Blue Carbon) in the Lamu area, on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (Photo: Peter Prokosch)

    IIED at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    IIED and its partners will be at this year's World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i from 1-10 September 2016

    23 August 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Tom Pye helped redesign the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) newsletter, a monthly bulletin for people working on biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation (Image: PCLG)

    A valuable learning experience

    An intern looks at the lessons he has learnt during his internship with IIED

    19 April 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Map shows where the EbA Evidence and Policy project is being undertaken

    Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation

    Ecosystem management and restoration can be a very important part of climate change adaptation, and communities can play a central role in the process, but the evidence base needs strengthening. IIED and partners are working in 12 countries to promote effective EbA and sustainable development.

    15 July 2015 | Project | Biodiversity
  • The CBA9 participants gather for a group photo on the final day of the conference, shortly after the Nairobi Declaration was announced (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – day four

    The production of the Nairobi Declaration on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change was the headline news on the fourth and final day of the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) in Nairobi on 30 April

    5 May 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The bow-tie sporting Tom Tanner, of the Overseas Development Institute, introduces a session assessing whether CBA M&E tools have the 'wow' factor (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – day three

    Ecosystem-based adaptation was at the top of the agenda on the third day of the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) in Nairobi on 29 April

    30 April 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The Ewaso Ng'iro River, in Isiolo County's Shaba National Reserve, Kenya where pilot projects to support adaptation 'may not yet be perfect, but have the right idea'. (Photo: Ninara via Creative Commons

    Why community 'based' adaptation to climate change is not enough

    Proponents of community-based adaptation to climate change need to put communities in the driving seat, says Anju Sharma

    18 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Men spray water from water hoses onto a small fire in Kazakhstan

    Promoting biodiversity within climate response strategies

    Biodiversity conservation both affects and is affected by climate change. IIED is working to promote biodiversity within plans and strategies aimed at responding to climate change.

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
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