Sharing success in Ecosystem-based Adaptation – EbA Solution Portal now online

What if we could learn from each other’s success? The EbA Solution Portal fosters sharing of field-proven knowledge and experience on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in different regions and ecosystems around the globe. It shows that inspiring and replicable solutions can be found everywhere on this planet and that EbA or “green solutions” are a state-of-the-art-reply to climate change impacts and deliver a multitude of benefits for societies, economies and environment.

This new global exchange platform under the PANORAMA initiative was officially launched at CBD CoP 13 in Cancún. Now the portal is open to connect practitioners and decision makers and to solution providers from all countries, sectors and levels to share their stories.

Webinar invitation: “Identifying and prioritizing EbA Options”

The 3rd webinar Identifying and prioritizing EbA Options within the discussion series on EbA-relevant Tools & Methods will take place on November 24th, 4.00-5.30 h pm CEST.

Agenda

Community NEWS:

  • UNFCCC CoP 22: Side Event on sectoral NDC implementation
  • Habitat III: Financial instruments for urban EbA

Main thematic Input:

  • Tool to identify and prioritize Adaptation Options: Process of integrating EbA
  • Experiences from applying the prioritization tool in Colombia

We look foward to seeing you online! Please click here to enter the webinar room.

The EbA webinar recordings are available here.

NEW Publication: Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning – Assessing Capacity for Implementing NDCs

The Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning (SNAP) tool was developed by GIZ to assess, enhance, and monitor a country’s capacity for adaptation planning. This publication showcases the utility and use of the tool and highlights results from its application in various geographical terrains on national and subnational scale. The SNAP tool is one of the most widely used tools in GIZ’s armoury of support instruments for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

Target group are NAP focal points, technical support units for NAP, donor agencies, organisations supporting NAP planning, and the wider public interested in the NAP process.

The publication can be downloaded here in English.

 

New webinar series on EbA tools & methods

The webinar series on EbA tools & methods will start on September, 15th at at 8:30 – 10:00 AM CEST with a webinar on risk and vulnerability assessments in the context of Ecosystem-based Adaptation.

The focus of this webinar lies on sharing…

  • practical guidelines for conducting vulnerability impact assessments (VIA) in the context of EbA,
  • experiences from EbA projects with vulnerability assessments in the high mountains in Central Asia and on
  • methods for building capacities to strengthen EbA in planning and implementation.

Please click here to enter the webinar room or see the webinar recordings that will be provided on the EbA-Subsection on www.AdaptationCommunity.net

For further information, please contact Alexandra.koengeter@giz.de

Climate Change Policy Brief on (I)NDC adaptation components and NAP – NOW available in English, French and Spanish!

Taking into account that most INDCs include adaptation components, the question of how they are linked to the NAP process, and to existing adaptation strategies and planning documents becomes pressing. GIZ’ Climate Policy Support Programme developed a policy brief aiming at stimulating and enriching discussions without attempting to provide a final answer to the question of synergies and links between adaptation components in (I)NDCs and the NAP process.

To find out more visit the (I)NDC adaptation components and NAP site

Climate Change Policy Brief on (I)NDC adaptation components and NAP


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Taking into account that most INDCs include adaptation components, the question of how they are linked to the NAP process, and to existing adaptation strategies and planning documents becomes pressing. GIZ’ Climate Policy Support Programme developed a policy brief aiming at stimulating and enriching discussions without attempting to provide a final answer to the question of synergies and links between adaptation components in (I)NDCs and the NAP process.

 

NEW: Community of Practice on EbA launched on 15 June in Berlin

Between 13 and 16 June, more than 60 experts and practitioners launched an international Community of Practice (CoP) on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Berlin organized by GIZ through the BMUB-IKI funded Global Project Mainstreaming EbA – Strategic mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation into planning and decision-making processes.

The purpose of this CoP is to share experiences and knowledge between partner countries in integrating EbA into policies, strategies, plans and programs, as well as capacity development measures.

This network includes representatives from ministries and experts from GIZ-supported partner projects from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines, Viet Nam, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Thailand as well as international partner organizations and think tanks from UNEP, IIED, SEI, CI, IISD, IUCN, Wetlands International, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Michael Succow Foundation, Eberswalde University and The Mountain Institute.

The CoP will support these partners by providing various formats for exchange including a webinar series on www.AdaptationCommunity.net , specific working groups (e.g. entry points for EbA, evidences and benefits of EbA approaches, finance, tools and methods for vulnerability assessments, ecosystem valuation, etc.) and peer-to-peer coaching formats for exchanging experiences and challenges on EbA mainstreaming in a closed virtual space.

For further information please contact Dr Arno Sckeyde (arno.sckeyde@giz.de)

New section on Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA)

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a nature-based solution to increase people’s resilience in the face of climate change. A new section on EbA is now available on AdaptationCommunity.net. To support decision-makers at international, national and local level to mainstream (ecosystem-based) adaptation into policy and planning processes, practical tools and examples are provided. More details and materials can be found here.

NEW: Vulnerability Sourcebook now available in French & Spanish

With the Vulnerability Sourcebook the GIZ has developed a very useful tool to enhance adaptation to climate change. This practitioner’s manual offers a step-by-step approach to conduct vulnerability assessments and monitor and evaluate changes of vulnerability over time. It can be applied from the local to the national level and to a broad range of sectors – as successfully done in Burundi, Mozambique, Bolivia and Pakistan. Besides that it is a very useful tool for further implementation of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process.

Download the Vulnerability Sourcebook now in French or Spanish from this website.

The publication contains eight modules, which provide detailed guidance on how to conduct a vulnerability assessment. They cover the preparation phase, the development of impact chains, the selection of indicators, how to gather the necessary data, how to process this data for vulnerability assessments, and how to present the findings. Furthermore, the Vulnerability Sourcebook highlights how practitioners can use vulnerability assessments for monitoring and evaluation (M&E).