Webinar (6 April): Evidence on EbA effectiveness (III) – Experiences from Central Asia and Viet Nam

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We are delighted to invite you to the 3rd and final webinar within the discussion series on “Evidence of the effectiveness of Ecosystem-based Adaptation” in collaboration with the EbA Community of Practice of UNEP-REGATTA, managed by Practical Solutions.

Themes adressed:

  • Cost-benefit analysis as a communication tool for Mainstreaming EbA – Experiences from a data scarce Region
  • Quantifying adaptation benefits and comparison of coastal protection adaptation projects in Viet Nam

The Invitation is now available here.

Webinar (16 March): Evidence on the effectiveness of EbA (II)

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Upcoming webinar on

Evidence on the effectiveness of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (II):

Valuating and communicating the economic benefits of EbA

organized by GIZ in collaboration with UN Environment – REGATTA and Practical Action.

Time: 16 March 8.30 – 10 am CET.

Please see the webinar invitation and agenda here.

 

Looking forward to seeing you online!

Evidence of EbA measures: Webinars in collaboration with UNEP-REGATTA/Practical Solutions

Why is it relevant to have evidence on the effectiveness of EbA, how to generate this evidence and communicate it to the target groups?

We are delighted to invite you to our webinar series on “Evidence of the effectiveness of Ecosystem-based Adaptation” in collaboration with the EbA Community of Practice of UNEP-REGATTA, managed by Practical Solutions.

The invitation for the online discussion and first webinar on 2nd March 9.00 – 11.00 am (Lima, Bogotá, Quito) is now available here.

Discussion series on EbA-relevant tools and methods: Outcome paper and further sources now online

We need effective and field-proven tools and methods to support adaptive management and decision-making and consider EbA measures within an overall adaptation strategy. From September-November 2016, the online discussion series of the International EbA Community of Practice centered around three key questions:

1) Which EbA-relevant tools exist already and have been used successfully at different stages of the mainstreaming cycle?

2) How to adopt existing tools to an EbA context?

3) How to make these tools available to a broader audience?

In addition to the webinar recordings, an outcome paper on EbA-relevant tools and methods and a list of further sources is now available here.

EbA webinars

The webinar recordings will be uploaded here. For upcoming webinars, please see the announcement in the NEWS on www.AdaptationCommunity.net

 

Discussion series “Evidence on the effectiveness of EbA measures”

in collaboration with UN-Environment REGATTA/Practical Actions

1st webinar How to strengthen evidence of the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation (implemented by UN-Environment REGATTA/Practical Actions, 2 March 2017)

2nd webinar Valuating and communicating the economic benefits of EbA (16 March 2017)

  • Economic tools for counting, capturing and investing in ecosystems as climate adaptation infrastructure
  • Valuating economic benefits of EbA in Thailand: EbA sediment trap versus dredging
  • Communicating “Building with Nature for Coastal Resilience”

3rd webinar Evidence on EbA effectiveness – Experiences from Central Asia and Viet Nam (6 April 2017)

  • Cost-benefit analysis as a communication tool for Mainstreaming EbA – Experiences from a data scarce Region
  • Quantifying adaptation benefits and comparison of coastal protection adaptation projects in Viet Nam

 

Discussions series “EbA-relevant tools and methods

GIZ 2016: Outcome paper of the discussion series and further sources

1st webinar Assessing risk and vulnerability in an EbA context (15 September 2016)

  • Community NEWS
  • Guideline for Vulnerability Impact Assessments under EbA
  • Vulnerability Assessments in EbA Projects – Experiences from Central Asia
  • How to build capacity for applying EbA Tools?

2nd webinar Assessing risk and vulnerability in an EbA context (13 October 2016)

  • Community NEWS
  • Solutions for Ecosystem-based Adaptation under PANORAMA
  • Climate Change Impact Assessment for the Atlantic Forest in Brazil

3rd webinar  Identifying and prioritizing EbA Options (24 November 2016)

  • Community NEWS: UNFCC CoP 22: Side Event on sectoral NDC implementation
  • Community NEWS: HABITAT III: Financial instruments for urban EbA
  • Tool to prioritize adaptation options: Integrating EbA
  • Experience from application in Colombia
  • Conclusions on ” EbA tools & methods”

 

Discussions series Latin America – “Indicators for EbA” (in Spanish)

1st webinar International & national experiences with indicators for measuring hydrological ecosystem services in the context of EbA (I) (25 October 2016)

  • Adaptation Indicator System of Mexico
  • Adaptation Indicators – Example from Morocco

2nd webinar International & national experiences with indicators for measuring hydrolocial ecosystem services in the context of EbA (II) (31 November 2016)

  • International Experiences (GIZ Germany)
  • National Experiences (SNIC, Colombia)
  • Regional Experiences (Condensan, Peru)

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 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

EbA training

Training Course “Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation into development planning(updated in 2016)

GIZ developed this training course in order to enhance capacities among development partner in successfully tapping the potential of ecosystem services for climate change adaptation. It builds on the training courses Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning (available on AdaptationCommunity.net) and Integrating Ecosystem Services into Development Planning. The aim of this training is to strengthen the consideration and selection of EbA measures as part of an overall adaptation strategy, and to enhance capacities among development actors and partner institutions in this regard.

The training has been designed for practitioners:

  • Government planners, and policy-makers from sector ministries and agencies
  • NGO and civil society representatives
  • Researchers and academics from universities and research institutes
  • Technical staff from development projects and programmes

Content:

With four core modules guiding through the application in each stage of the EbA mainstreaming cycle and variety of complementary sessions, this course is flexibly adaptable to participant’s specific needs.

Module 1: Introduction to the training and basic principles of EbA

  • Session A: Introduction to the Training
  • Session B: The basics of EbA
  • Session C: The EbA mainstreaming cycle

Complementary sessions to Module 1

  • Session C1: Policy advice for EbA mainstreaming
  • Session C2: Communicating the benefits of EbA
  • Session C3: Ecosystem services assessment and valuation
  • Addition material C4: EbA examples

Module 2: Scoping and vulnerability & risk assessment

  • Session A: Getting started
  • Session B: Policy arena and relevant entry-points for EbA (mainstreaming)
  • Session C: Vulnerability and risk assessments

Module 3: Design und selection of (ecosystem-based) adaptation options and measures

  • Session A: Identifying options and measures
  • Session B: Choosing and prioritizing
  • Session D: Implementing EbA

Module 4: Monitoring & Evaluation of EbA

  • Session A: Framing the M&E System
  • Session B: Results framework, indicator development & overview of tools

The training is available upon demand in English and Spanish.

Studies and factsheets

Studies:

 

 

Guidelines and Manuals for EbA implementation:

 

 

Factsheets