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Increasing urbanization, coupled with limited urban planning, puts cities at risk from climate change. Ecosystem-based approaches to Adaptation (EbA) are a cost-effective approach to reduce the vulnerability of urban and peri-urban communities to climate change. The Green wall and green roofs are defined also potential urban EbA components and can be seen as complimentary to the land-based gardens in the efforts of maintaining green spaces in urban areas while there is limited land. The Implementation Guideline on Green Wall and Green Roofs has been developed based on practical experiences of piloting Green Wall and Green Roofs in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Viet Nam in the scope of the “Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) project. The guideline aims at enabling the implementation of such measures in a variety of other contexts and locations by providing basic technical concepts, details of benefits, and implementation procedures.
The interrelationship of urban development and growth and the increasing impact of climate change require that adjustments be made to urban planning and development. The integration of elements of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into urban development provides an opportunity for cities create attractive, green, healthy, and livable urban spaces. The Implementation Guidelines on Water Retention Areas have been developed based on practical experiences of piloting Water Retention Areas in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Viet Nam in the scope of the “Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) project. The guidelines provide an in-depth analysis of the technical concepts regarding the measures and the financial requirements for users.
Este documento de orientación ofrece una visión general de las consideraciones y el proceso de integración de las cuestiones de justicia en el monitoreo y la evaluación (M&E) de las intervenciones de adaptación basada en los ecosistemas (AbE). Está dirigido principalmente a los profesionales y planificadores que diseñan e implementan la AbE sobre el terreno, ofreciéndoles orientación sobre cómo integrar los aspectos de justicia en la M&E y especialmente en los indicadores. También está disponible en inglés una introducción en línea a la herramienta de monitoreo y evaluación de la justicia climática.
Esta herramienta ofrece a los profesionales y planificadores de proyectos puntos de entrada concretos para integrar la justicia en la planificación de proyectos de AbE. Ofrece orientación sobre marcos estratégicos, formulación de objetivos y medidas de proyectos y anclaje de la justicia en la estructura institucional y financiera. También explica los pasos clave para implicar a las partes interesadas en el establecimiento del sistema de gestión y evaluación. También está disponible una introducción en línea a la herramienta de planificación de la justicia climática.
El caso de Honduras / La Mosquitia ilustra la importancia de integrar las cuestiones de justicia en el proyecto durante las primeras fases de planificación. Es especialmente importante integrar estas cuestiones en las estructuras y procesos de gobernanza en la zona del proyecto, aunque la gestión del proyecto también debe tenerlas en cuenta. Los puntos de entrada para anclar estratégicamente las cuestiones de justicia incluyen el concepto del proyecto, la estructura de dirección, el sistema de seguimiento y evaluación (S&E) y el concepto de personal. Integrar las distintas dimensiones de la justicia (justicia de reconocimiento, justicia procesal y justicia distributiva) a través de estos puntos de entrada es un requisito previo clave para que la justicia se tenga en cuenta en la ejecución del proyecto.
El caso de Vietnam / Soc Trang ilustra la importancia de la justicia climática como condición previa para proteger con éxito y de forma sostenible los manglares. Los manglares protegen la costa y a la población de tormentas e inundaciones. Además, el ecosistema proporciona otros beneficios colaterales, como el aumento de los ingresos a través de la pesca, al proporcionar zonas de cría, alimento, refugio y hábitat para una amplia gama de especies acuáticas. El caso pone de relieve cómo un enfoque de aplicación basado en la justicia reforzó la participación igualitaria y los beneficios de un enfoque de cogestión, que promovió activamente diferentes dimensiones de la justicia climática.
In November 2022, the BMU-IKI funded and GIZ-implemented Global Project Mainstreaming EbA welcomed a group of 60 Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) practitioners to the 7th international EbA Community of Practice Workshop. This document contains links to all presentations, recordings, as well as additional resources such as a photo collection, an updated publication overview and the new EbA project movie.
This policy brief introduces the benefits of aligning the approaches of agroecology and Ecosystem-based Adaptation for a (climate) resilient and nature-friendly transformation of agri-food systems. It presents five key messages, including the need for a systemic transformation, alliances for change, circular knowledge transfer, the creation of an enabling environment and local-responsive financial support.
The PIEVC Green Protocol describes a step-by-step methodology of risk assessment and optional engineering analysis for evaluating the risk of climate change on infrastructure, while considering the broader social and environmental systems within which the infrastructure component is situated. Information developed through the assessment process will assist owners, operators and other professionals, to effectively incorporate climate change adaptation into design, development and management of existing and planned infrastructure and its surrounding environment, including ecosystems.
This tool provides practitioners and project planners with concrete entry points for anchoring justice in EbA project planning. It gives guidance on strategic frameworks, formulating project objectives and measures and anchoring justice in the institutional and financial setup. It also explains key steps how to best involve stakeholders in setting up the M & E system. An online introduction to the Climate Justice Planning Tool is also available.
This guidance document provides an overview of the considerations and process for integrating justice issues into the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) interventions. It is primarily aimed at the practitioners and planners who design and implement EbA on the ground, offering them guidance on how to integrate justice aspects into M&E and especially into indicators. An online introduction to the Climate Justice M&E Tool is also available.
The IKI-funded and GIZ-implemented Global Project Mainstreaming EbA is launching the new collection of publications on "Climate justice in Ecosystem-based Adaptation”. In early 2022 the Global Project on Mainstreaming EbA together with FAKT Consult launched a process to assess and contribute to bridging the gap between theory and practice of justice-based EbA. The outcomes of this process have been used to develop a collection of publications which hold knowledge and can provide guidance to bridge the gap towards justice-based EbA on the ground.
The case of Honduras / La Mosquitia illustrates the importance of integrating justice issues into the project during the early stages of planning. It is especially important to integrate these issues into governance structures and processes in the project area, although project management needs to consider them as well. Entry points for anchoring justice issues strategically include the project concept, steering structure, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system and the staff concept. Integrating the various dimensions of justice – recognition justice, procedural justice and distributive justice – through these entry points is a key prerequisite for justice to be considered in project implementation.
The case of Vietnam / Soc Trang illustrates the importance of climate justice as a precondition for successfully and sustainably protecting mangrove forests. Mangrove forests protect the coast and people from storms and flooding. Additionally, the ecosystem provides other co-benefits, like the increase of income through fisheries by providing nursery grounds, food, shelter and habitat for a wide range of aquatic species. The case highlights how a justice-based implementation approach strengthened equal participation and benefits of a co-management approach, which actively promoted different dimensions of climate justice.
The definition of justice-based EbA builds on the recognition and implementation of human rights principles and procedures to ensure equitable, transparent and fair outcomes for all stakeholders. It includes three climate justice dimensions: Recognition Justice, Procedural Justice and Distributive Justice.
The technical summary presents a framework that highlights common elements in the adaptation and biodiversity planning process and provides insights into relevant case studies from different countries that illustrate key lessons learned and best practices. These could be applied or inspire the revision, formulation and implementation of the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Processes (NBSAPs), to promote synergies and efficient resource allocation.
At the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity held in December 2022, the new Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) has been adopted. Based on these developments, the publication on synergies between adaptation, biodiversity and mitigation takes this new international reality into account. After some general considerations on the role of EbA in building bridges, the authors of the study apply this perspective to three cases (Pakistan, Jordan and Costa Rica), exploring synergies of ecosystem-based approaches in the water, agriculture and urban sectors.
Este informe tiene dos propósitos: ilustrar la importancia de integrar las cuestiones de género en las medidas AbE y brindar ejemplos reales de cómo se puede realizar esto en la práctica. Este informe está diseñado para quienes practican la AbE y quienes tienen la responsabilidad política sobre la adaptación, incluidas las personas encargadas de tomar decisiones del gobierno y el personal de soporte técnico, las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, las empresas del sector privado y las instituciones de investigación.
This series of papers compiles arguments, facts and examples on the evidence of the effectiveness of EbA in the form of short, easy to read briefs. Looking first at why EbA pays off in general, then at EbA in the water sector, in agriculture and in cities, it showcases why EbA offers cost-efficient solutions for adaption to climate change while also providing additional benefits for people and nature. Each of the four briefs can also be used as a stand-alone document e.g. when discussing adaptation options with planners and decision makers in water management, land use or urban planning.
This publication intends to inspire policy- and decision-makers as well as practitioners by showcasing a selection of solutions that have been applied in very different settings and focusing on key aspects and themes that are important for the longevity of EbA. It shows that EbA has ‘many faces’: it is being implemented successfully in a broad range of countries and ecosystems and it is driven forward by all kinds of people and organisations.