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