Documentation of the 3rd EbA Knowledge Day in Bonn

Moving from pilots to mainstreaming – opportunities and challenges of scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: As a UNFCCC SB48 side event, the 3rd EbA Knowledge Day brought together UN negotiators, policy makers, practicioners, researchers and donors working on issues relevant to climate adaptation, ecosystem management and human resilience. More than 60 members from 30 different organizations participated in the full day workshop.

After a welcoming address by Lea Herberg from the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the EbA Knowledge Day featured two Panel Sessions: During panel 1, representatives from CBD, KFW and SDC addressed opportunities and challenges in EbA upscaling from a donor and policy maker perspective. During panel 2, representatives from Practical Action, ICRC, CARE Climate Change, CI Columbia and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia covered a country perspective on entry points and stakeholder alliances for strengthening EbA implementation and upscaling.

The EbA Market Place featured poster presentations from GIZ, Rare, DIE and IUCN Environmental Law Centre, and provided a platform for lively exchange among the poster presenters and workshop participants. In the afternoon, four parallel Expert Dialogues allowed for in-depth discussions about the following topics:

  • Strengthening EbA through alignment of multiple national policy processes (SDGs, NAPs and NDCs)
  • Leveraging EbA and Eco-DRR for a successful upscaling into key sectors (planning & finance, agriculture, water)
  • Showcasing EbA implementation to generate public & private funding for EbA, enhancing its upscaling
  • Providing and communicating robust data for EbA upscaling within policies and practice

You can find the presentations from the workshop here and a photo documentation of the event here.

The 3rd EbA Knowledge Day was organized by GIZ and IUCN under the Friends of EbA (FEBA) Network.

  • Jun 13, 2019 Webinaire le Mardi 18 Juin 2019 à 15h00 GMT : Le séminaire en ligne sur le thème « Le processus d’approbation simplifié du FVC : opportunités, développement de projets et partage d’expériences réussies » vise à favoriser le partage d’expériences sur l’accès au Fonds Verts pour le Climat (FVC) à travers le Processus d’Approbation Simplifié (SAP). Après […]
    Read more
  • Jun 03, 2019 The increase in occurrence of extreme events is having considerable impacts on infrastruc- ture, raising serious concerns in decision- makers responsible for infrastructure planning. Ensuring the future climate-resilience of infra- structure means making evidence-based plan- ning and management decisions today. For this, climate services play an essential role. However, so far climate services catering to […]
    Read more
  • May 28, 2019 This scoping paper by IISD unpacks the latest debates and approaches to defining adaptation and distinguishing it from other development investments. It builds on an in-depth literature review of the ongoing dialogue regarding the distinction between adaptation and development, extensive desk-based research of publicly available frameworks and policies of international adaptation funds and bilateral donors, […]
    Read more