Invitation to the 6th EbA Knowledge Day: Maximizing the potential of EbA

The 6th EbA Knowledge Day will be held on Monday, June 8th, 2020 13:00-17:00 GMT

For the first time in an entirely virtual format! We will use a mobile event app allowing a much higher level of participation and interaction than a “regular” online conference.

The day’s theme: “Maximizing the potential of EbA: bridging the gap between the climate change and biodiversity agendas”

The EbA Knowledge Day will focus on the synergies between adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation through interactive sessions. After the welcome sessions we’ll hear from high-level officials from Asia, Africa and Latin America about how to bridge the gap between climate and biodiversity in policy.  Next, we’ll host an interactive exchange on global policy priorities” in a panel discussion with breakout sessions.  To conclude, we’ll offer an interactive learning space where participants can use the “virtual marketplace” to present and discuss new publications, recent developments and much more. There will also be chat rooms available in the “virtual coffee breaks and many more interactive elements to allow for a maximum of active participation, networking and knowledge exchange including all participants.

The final program will soon be shared with all participants and published on the FEBA webpage and adaptationcommunity.net.

Please note that access to the virtual conference will be for registered participants only. To RSVP, please complete the online form: https://forms.gle/54WXGFNvM65qg26K9

Personalized login data for the mobile event app will then be send out to you on Friday May 29th. If you have already RSVPed by email, please consider yourself registered.

 

 

 

New Guidance for Applying the Conservation Standards to Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Conservation Standards Applied to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is a product of collaboration between the Central Asian project team of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH working on EbA and the Climate Guidance Working Group of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP).

This guidance builds on the already widely used Conservation Measures Partnership’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards). The Conservation Standards, first developed in 2004, represent the leading adaptive management framework in the field of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management. Thousands of conservation practitioners around the globe have used them to plan, manage, monitor, adapt and learn from their projects and programs. The Conservation Standards provide a user-friendly, evidence-based, and consistent approach that, when applied to EbA, can help your teams to identify priority ecosystems, assess conventional (non-climate) and climate-related threats, and determine the most appropriate interventions.

GIZ and CMP have worked together to develop this guidance based on an EbA project in Central Asia, but aimed at a global audience of EbA practitioners and the communities with which they work. GIZ has been implementing the EbA project in the high mountainous regions of Central Asia on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Download the Guidance here.

This publication and other information you find as well on the Central Asian EbA project homepage.

New Publication: Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions

A new guidebook is now available for monitoring the outcomes and impacts of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation.  

This is a practical guide for planners and practitioners to better understand the outcomes and impacts of on-the-ground projects that work with and enhance nature to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on people (or ‘Ecosystem-based Adaptation’ (EbA)). 

The global climate is rapidly changing, and there is a need for people across the planet to adapt to the negative impacts of such changes. That’s why understanding the outcomes of the interventions put in place and learning from good practice on climate adaptation is more important than ever.  

The Guidebook describes key considerations and components for each step of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of EbA projects and points to additional tools and methodologies that can be used in specific circumstances. 

The Guidebook should be consulted in the early stages of designing an EbA intervention to help clarify the logic underlying the measures, including the intended pathway of change. It can also be used if an intervention has already begun to help make improvements to the project logical framework and M&E systems, if these exist, or to develop them if they are not yet in place. 

The Guidebook is a joint publication by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA) under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Guidebook was funded by the Global Project Mainstreaming EbA, implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMU IKI. 

Download the Guidebook here