In November 2020, the BMU-IKI funded and GIZ-implemented Global Project Mainstreaming EbA welcomed a group of over 200 Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) practitioners from 50 different countries to the 5th international EbA Community of Practice Workshop. The workshop took place in an entirely virtual format and aimed to create a space for exchange and mutual learning that fosters and improves the implementation of EbA during and beyond the ongoing pandemic.
For two days, EbA practitioners came together to discuss common challenges to the implementation of EbA as a measure for climate change adaptation. The international workshop offered a dynamic program of panel discussions, interviews, workshops, and other exchange formats.
Next to updates about global policy processes and developments in the field of biodiversity and climate change adaptation, the heart of the workshop was the formal and informal exchange between a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, who work towards the shared goal of implementing and upscaling EbA.
This Learning Brief offers insights into the discussions and findings of the event.