This month Climatelinks focuses on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). Explore below the many resources, blogs, knowledge portals and communities of practice related to this topic, shared with us by Climatelinks community members. If you have other EbA-related resources to share, please do so in the comment box at the bottom of this blog!
Also, check out the USAID-supported EbA resources in the Climatelinks library, which include a report on how EbA can support resilience to extreme events and a case study detailing how an EbA approach was used in Mongolia to maintain water security in critical catchments.
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Research, Case Studies & Tools
- Ecosystem-based adaptation: Question-based guidance for assessing effectiveness (International Institute for Environment and Development, 2017)
- Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Essential for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Conservation International)
- Making ecosystem-based adaptation effective: a framework for defining qualification criteria and quality standards (Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation, 2017)
- Good Practices on Planning, Implementing and Monitoring & Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (GIZ, 2017)
- Making the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The Global Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal, Peru and Uganda (UNDP, 2015)
- The State of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to Climate Change in 2015 (Conservation International, 2015)
- Operational Framework for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Implementing and Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation Responses in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (The World Bank and World Wildlife Fund, 2013)
- Operational Framework for Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change for Viet Nam: A Policy Supporting Document (World Wildlife Fund, 2013)
- Tool for Integrating Ecosystems into Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Linking Biodiversity and Ecosystems into the National Adaptation Planning Process (Conservation International, 2015)
- Safe Havens: Protected Areas for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2014)
- A New Tool for Better Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Planning (Anika Terton – International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2017)
- Can ecosystem-based adaptation help deliver the promise of Paris? (Hannah Reid – International Institute for Environment and Development, 2017)
- Call for feedback: inventory of tools to support ecosystem-based adaptation (International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016)
Communities of Practice & Knowledge Sharing Portals
- AdaptationCommunity.net - EbA resources and webinars (GIZ)
- A Community of Practice for EbA on YouTube (GIZ)
- Ecosystem-based Adaptation Community of Practice Portal & Knowledge Center
- Friends of EbA (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
- PANORAMA: Solutions for a Healthy Planet – EbA Solutions Portal (GIZ)
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