Invitation to the 7th EbA Knowledge Day: Overcoming Barriers to Adaptation

© Axel Fassio/CIFOR

© Axel Fassio/CIFOR

The 7th EbA Knowledge Day will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 15:00-19:00 CEST.

Please note that access to the virtual conference will be for registered participants only. To register, please complete the online form by May 17th. If you have already filled out this form, you are already registered. Personalized login data for the mobile event app will be send out to you on Friday, May 21st.

Jointly hosted by the BMU-IKI funded and GIZ implemented Global Project Mainstreaming EbA and IUCN under the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network, EbA Knowledge Days are typically held annually at key UNFCCC and CBD policy fora. Based on the successes from last year, the 7th EbA Knowledge Day will be held in a 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: “Overcoming Barriers to Adaptation: Employing Innovative EbA Approaches to Upscale Nature-based Solutions (NbS)

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) has demonstrable potential to provide combined solutions for climate change and biodiversity loss. As we are in the second super year for biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions continue to gain importance, this year’s EbA Knowledge Day will pick up on the most recent developments for climate adaptation and will focus on identifying and overcoming key barriers to adaptation planning and implementation through innovation in EbA. The event will reach across sectors and highlight new approaches and opportunities. The day will include remarks by high-level officials, a panel discussion, and in-depth interactive sessions. Other interactive elements on the mobile event app will allow for a maximum of active participation, networking and exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences between all policy makers, practitioners, donors and researchers.

You can find the final program under this link.

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