Examples from ongoing EbA projects

Global Project on Mainstreaming EbA

The global project Mainstreaming EbA aims to strengthen the ability of decision-makers at international, national and local level to mainstream (ecosystem-based) adaptation into policy and planning processes. This is achieved by involves a mix of policy advice, capacity development and the establishment of knowledge networks based on practical tools and examples. The project is commissioned by BMUB-IKI and implemented by GIZ.

At the Adaptation Community, the project’s knowledge products will be shared. This comprises systematic strategies, methods and piloted tools for mainstreaming EbA (e.g. policy entry points, vulnerability assessments, prioritization of measures, M&E).

To improve human capacities for planning and implementing (ecosystem based) adaptation measures, trainings are provided on demand.

EbA solutions are innovative concepts and practical approaches that inspire and help to overcome challenges to mainstream EbA. Solutions are comprised of distinct building blocks that determine its success. According to the Solutioning Approach, such building blocks may be adapted and recombined with others to address specific challenges in other socio-cultural and ecological contexts, sectors, or geographies. The active sharing of (EbA) solutions is promoted at the Solutions Explorer.

As a global project, we work closely with partner projects as well as other organizations all around the globe. Learn more about projects at country level and other organizations.

EbA project partners

Core Partners:

Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance II (BMUB-IKI)

Contribution to the environmental objectives of Peru (ProAmbiente) (BMZ)

Public Investment and Climate Change Adaptation – IPACC II (BMUB-IKI)

Support to the Philippines in shaping and implementing the international climate regime – Support CCC II (BMUB-IKI)

South Africa:
Climate Support Programme – CSP (BMUB-IKI)

Strategic mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation  (BMUB-IKI)

Exchange Partners:

Biodiversity and climate change in the Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) (BMUB-IKI)

Central Asia:
Sustainable use of natural ressources in Central Asia (BMUB-IKI)

Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Colombia and Ecuador (BMUB-IKI)

Pilot Programme ‘Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies‘ (BMUB-IKI)

Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (BMUB-IKI)

Programme for the Support of the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (BMZ)

Improved management of extreme events through ecosystem-based adaption in watersheds – ECOSWat (BMUB-IKI)

International Partners:

IIED – Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation

IUCN – Ecosystem-based adaptation programme

UNEP-WCMC – Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation