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 , 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 (