Ecosystem-based Adaptation


Replanting mangroves on the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a nature-based method for climate change adaptation that can reduce the vulnerability of societies and economies to climate stressors. EbA provides flexible and cost-effective approaches that enhance resilience through the improved management and conservation of ecosystems. EbA can be an effective adaptation strategy alone or as an element of broader national, regional and community adaptation plans.

USAID has developed a series of EbA evidence summaries and case studies highlighting the potential role of EbA in addressing climate vulnerabilities and contributing to development results. These resources can help decision-makers and development practitioners consider and identify where EbA is likely to be a relevant approach, either alone or as a component of a broader adaptation strategy.

Evidence Summaries:

Case Studies:

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Restoration of traditional water conservation structures that capture and channel rainwater during the rainy season to recharge aquifers, increasing the availability of water during the dry season.