Dialogues for solutions – learning from successes on Ecosystem-based Adaptation during Adaptation Futures 2018

Learning from each other’s success – this is the concept of the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet partnership initiative – funded by IKI and GEF – to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of development topics, including climate change adaptation and ecosystem management.

During Adaptation Futures 2018, GIZ and IUCN hosted a dialogue session showing that inspiring and replicable solutions can be found everywhere on this planet and that EbA solutions are an effective reply to climate change risks and deliver a multitude of benefits for societies, economies and environment. 

Concrete EbA solutions from urban areas, drylands and agro-ecosystems were discussed by participants and presenters and enabled learning from solutions that have worked, avoid previous mistakes, adopt successful strategies and exchange knowledge on adaptation:

PANORAMA Solutions presented:

The presentations of the event are available here.

Further contact: Mathias Bertram (mathias.bertram@giz.de)

New guidebook: Climate Risk Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – a guidebook for planners and practitioners

A guidebook developed by GIZ in collaboration with Eurac Research and United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) helps planners and practitioners in designing and implementing climate risk assessments in the context of Ecosystem-based Adaptation projects. It provides a standardized approach to assess risks within social-ecological systems based on two application examples (river basin and coastal zone management) by following the methodology of the GIZ vulnerability sourcebook (GIZ 2014) and its Risk Supplement (GIZ and EURAC 2017). It helps to improve adaptation planning by considering both ecosystem-based and conventional options in the form of integrated ‘adaptation packages’.

It includes the following modules:

1) Preparing the risk assessment

2) Developing impact chains

3) Identifying and selecting indicators for risk components

4-7) From data acquisition to risk assessment

8) Presenting and interpreting the outcomes of the risk assessment

9) Identifying adaptation options

 

The guidebook can be applied at different stages of adaptation planning, from initial baseline assessments to repeated assessments in the implementation or M&E phase.

View the report here

Documentation of 2nd EbA Knowledge Day – 06 November during UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn

The 2nd Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Knowledge Day – hosted by GIZ, IUCN, IIED and DIE under the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network – during COP 23 in Bonn focussed on the topic ‘Strengthening Ecosystem-based Adaptation in policy frameworks: Communicating benefits, developing financing strategies’.

During a short panel discussion, speakers from BMUB IKI, UN-Environment, Government of Mexico, Oxford University and The Nature Conservancy Micronesia provided insights and practical experiences for demonstrating EbA benefits and financing options.  

marketplace session – including seven concrete examples and tools from IUCN, IIED, GIZ, RARE, DIE, FEBA and PANORAMA,  for assessing, communicating and sharing EbA benefits – served as a platform for further knowledge exchange among participants.

Documentation-EbA Knowledge Day 2 during UNFCCC COP23

Event Photo Gallery