Navigateur d’outils de l’Adaptation fondée sur les Écosystèmes
Oct 07, 2019 - Catalogue - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Navegador de herramientas de Adaptación basada en los Ecosistemas
Oct 07, 2019 - Catalogue - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
EbA tools navigator in English, Spanish and French
Oct 07, 2019 - Catalogue - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Although there are hundreds of tools and methodologies available to support the integration of EbA into adaptation strategies, information on these tools is not always easily accessible to those who need it. Together, IIED, IUCN, UNEP-WCMC and GIZ have developed the EbA Tools Navigator to help practitioners and policymakers identify the most appropriate tools for including EbA into their climate adaptation plans. This searchable database currently includes information on more than 240 tools and methods for planning, implementing and monitoring EbA activities. The Navigator has now been released in its final form, and the developers are encouraging EbA practitioners and planners to use it for their own work. Users are also welcome to share information on tools not yet listed and on their experiences using tools to support EbA. You can find the navigator in Spanish and French in the AC.net publications-list above. To read more about the navigator, go to the following link: https://www.iied.org/tools-for-ecosystem-based-adaptation-new-navigator-now-available.
A Comunidade Internacional de Boas Práticas em AbE
Sep 25, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
A Comunidade Internacional de Boas Práticas em Adaptação baseada em Ecossistemas (AbE) visa o compartilhamento de conhecimentos, experiências e aprendizagem para além de projetos, instituições e limites regionais em AbE. O objetivo é desenvolver, em conjunto, abordagens, lições aprendidas baseadas em evidências e melhores práticas para planejar e implementar medidas efetivas de AbE, para ajudar as pessoas a se adaptarem aos efeitos adversos da mudança do clima por meio de um processo colaborativo de aprendizado.
Overview Document: Knowledge Products of the Global Mainstreaming EbA Project
Sep 17, 2019 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
A compilation of all central knowledge products on Ecosystem-based Adaptation produced by the BMU-IKI funded Global Project Mainstreaming EbA. You will find both brief descriptions and links as well as QR-codes for each publication in the document. This way, getting an overview over what’s available and finding what you need becomes easier and faster. The list will be updated with new publications on a regular basis.
Governance for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Understanding the diversity of actors & quality of arrangements
Sep 13, 2019 - Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
‘Governance goes beyond Government – Successful adaptation also depends on the active engagement of other actors including national, regional, multi-lateral and international organizations, civil society and the private sector.’ Governance is the variable with greatest potential for a successful mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into policies, plans and practices. Major barriers relate to governance factors, i.e. who decides what needs to be done & how shall it be done? A new study developed by GIZ provides decision makers and practitioners with key background information on concepts and quality aspects of governance for EbA. 18 practical examples help to better understand and make use of existing governance structures to mainstream and implement EbA as well as related Nature-based Solutions approaches. The publication provides: 1) Conceptual overview: definitions, the role of state, civil society and business; 2) Description of diversity of actors & governance types in EbA projects: government, shared, private, indigenous peoples and local communities; 3) Information on quality aspects: good governance, equity aspects at international & local level, a suggested framework and principles for EbA governance; 4) A summary of barriers and opportunities including suggestions on how to enhance the quality of multi-actor processes and guiding questions for good governance; 5) Conclusions with key messages for planners & implementers. The study is based on an extensive literature review, a summary report on ‘Emerging lessons for mainstreaming EbA’, five country analyses for mainstreaming EbA in Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Viet Nam and the Philippines, expert dialogues within the BMU IKI funded International EbA Community of Practice and case studies from the web-platform PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet.
Anchoring Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Networks, Policies and Sectors: Learning Brief
Aug 28, 2019 - Workshop report - Topic: NAP & NDC
Experiences from practitioners on how to anchor Ecosystem-based Adaptation in networks, policies and sectors such as insurance, agriculture, water and infrastructure: This learning brief is a result of the 4th international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted by GIZ between 11 and 14 June 2019 at UNU-EHS in Bonn, Germany.
Puntos de entrada para la transverzalización de la adaptación basada en ecosistemas – El caso de Perú
Jul 15, 2019 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Este estudio de caso de Perú fue desarrollado por GIZ como parte de una serie que resume puntos de entrada prometedores de la política y las estructuras de gobernanza para la incorporación de AbE a nivel política y profesional. Incluye cuatro ejemplos que ilustran la diversidad de iniciativas que apoyan la incorporación de AbE pero también muestran las barreras existentes.
Puntos de entrada para la transverzalización de la adaptación basada en ecosistemas – El caso de México
Jul 15, 2019 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Este estudio de caso de México fue desarrollado por GIZ como parte de una serie que resume puntos de entrada prometedores de la política y las estructuras de gobernanza para la incorporación de AbE a nivel política y profesional. Incluye tres ejemplos que ilustran la diversidad de iniciativas que apoyan la incorporación de AbE pero también muestran las barreras existentes.
Documentation of 5th EbA Knowledge Day during UNFCCC SB50, 19 June 2019 – Bonn
Jul 04, 2019 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The 5th EbA Knowledge Day was organized by GIZ, IUCN and IIED under the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network in the framework of UNFCCC SBSTA 50. The aim of the event was to enhance knowledge on assessing effectiveness of EbA measures (part 1: morning session) and to better understand governance frameworks relevant for EbA mainstreaming (part 2: afternoon session). The event included input presentations, panel discussions a market place showcasing practical examples as well as interactive group dialogues. The documentation covers key messages, presentations and photos of the event.
Voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and supplementary information
Jun 27, 2019 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The guidelines provide a flexible framework for planning and implementing ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction initiatives. The present report, set up by SCBD, UN-Environment and GIZ, contains the version of the guidelines as adopted by the 14th CBD Conference of the Parties as well as updated supplementary information. The guidelines are organized into three parts: Part 1: Primer for policy-makers: high-level policy guidance for focal points to the CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD and UNISDR, policy makers within governments and other relevant organizations, including the private sector, researchers, donors. It highlights the advantages of ecosystem-based approaches and how they promote multiple benefits; it also demonstrates how they can be integrated into adaptation and risk reduction strategies and development frameworks. Part 2: Guidelines for practitioners help to operationalize EbA and Eco-DRR at programme and project level. It outlines i) principles and safeguards for designing and implementing EbA and Eco-DRR, ii) a flexible and iterative framework outlining key stages in planning and implementing adaptation and DRR; and iii) toolboxes for each stage. Part 3: Outreach into sectors includes briefs for practitioners to support advocacy for the integration of EbA and Eco-DRR into the following sectoral policies and plans: (1) development planning and public finance; (2) spatial planning in land- and seascapes; (3) agriculture; (4) humanitarian aid; (5) infrastructure; (6) forestry; and (7) water.
‘Evaluación de Riesgo Climático para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas – guía para planificadores y practicantes’ en Español
Jun 26, 2019 - Tool - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Una Guía desarrollada por GIZ en colaboración con Eurac Research y la Universidad de las Naciones Unidas (UNU-EHS) ayuda a los planificadores y profesionales en el diseño y la implementación de evaluaciones de riesgo climático en el contexto de los proyectos de AbE. A partir del trabajo del Libro de la Vulnerabilidad (GIZ 2014) y su Suplemento de Riesgo (GIZ y EURAC 2017), esta Guía provee orientación sobre cómo considerar sistemáticamente soluciones basadas en ecosistemas en el contexto de la evaluación de riesgo climático. La Guía introduce conceptos clave y pasos metodológicos relevantes para la evaluación de riesgo climático en el contexto de AbE y presenta conceptos relacionados, ilustrando con ejemplos de aplicación concreta de la metodología. Incluye los siguientes módulos: 1. Preparación de la evaluación del riesgo 2. Desarrollo de cadenas de impacto 3. Identificación y selección de indicadores para los componentes de riesgo 4-8. De la adquisición de datos a la evaluación de riesgo 8. Presentación e interpretación de resultados de la evaluación de riesgo 9. Identificación de las opciones de adaptación La Guía se puede aplicar en diferentes etapas de la planificación de la adaptación, desde las evaluaciones iniciales hasta las evaluaciones repetidas en la fase de implementación o M&E.
Sistematización Programa Regional AbE – Ecuador
May 24, 2019 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Después de 2 años de implementación, el Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador con el apoyo de la Cooperación Técnica Alemana (GIZ) y la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) desarrollaron la sistematización de la experiencia de trabajo en Manabí del Programa Regional “Estrategias de Adaptación al cambio climático basadas en Ecosistemas en Colombia y Ecuador” (Programa Regional AbE). El presente documento reconstruye el proceso de implementación y recoge las principales lecciones aprendidas en Ecuador del programa desde la visión de los diversos actores socios del proceso.
Sustainable Land Management for Upscaled Climate Action
May 03, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
There is growing evidence worldwide that many SLM measures have simultaneous benefits for climate change mitigation, adaptation and food security, as well as soil protection as pointed out in this study by GIZ and UNIQUE. Unsustainable land uses contribute to nearly 25% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, about half of this is due t agriculture. The amount of carbon stored in the world’s soils is bigger than the carbon in all vegetation and the atmosphere combined. With proper management, soils and vegetation can sequester carbon, and contribute to mitigating further climate change. Furthermore, land management plays key roles in food provisioning, regulating water cycles and maintaining other ecosystem services. Sustainable land management (SLM) is thus a key measure in adapting to the effects of climate change.
Emerging lessons for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Strategic entry points and processes
Apr 15, 2019 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This study highlights success factors and entry points for mainstreaming EbA based on 16 practical case studies from Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines and Viet Nam in the following contexts: 1. National planning and development processes (e.g. climate policy and budget allocation) 2. Sectoral policies and regulatory frameworks (e.g. sector planning and land-use planning) 3. Local and community planning processes (e.g. village planning, municipal planning) 4. Private sector engagement (e.g. public-private partnerships) 5. Capacity building. It also summarizes emerging lessons learnt for mainstreaming, including identifying policy entry points, strengthen institutional collaboration, engaging multiple actors and effective communication. This report reflects the knowledge, experience and lessons learned of the many practitioners who have been leaders in the design, implementation and mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures. It is based on the findings of four country reports on ‘entry points for EbA mainstreaming’, expert dialogues within the BMU IKI funded International EbA Community of Practice (EbA-CoP), and case studies from the web-platform PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet.
Utilization and Dissemination Guide for the ‘Prioritization Methodology of Adaptation Measures
Mar 08, 2019 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
On November 23, 2018, the second version of the ‘Methodology for the Prioritization of Adaptation Measures against Climate Change’ (in Spanish) was launched at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City. The Methodology integrates and deepens the use of EbA and is designed to work with those adaptation measures that make use of environmental services (or ecosystem services), biodiversity and other activities that can be classified as “green” to reduce a population’s vulnerability, both rural and urban. With the help of these tools and through capacity building, Mexico will be able to select, prioritize and implement a portfolio of adaptation measures that increase the adaptive capacities ad reduce vulnerabilities of the systems and actors involved.
Water Funds: An option to implement Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures (EbA)
Jan 07, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Latin American countries are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in particular to the intensity of rainy periods, which increase the probability of floods and landslides, as well as to periods of prolonged droughts. Restoring environmental water functions through sustainable mechanisms is an option to link ecosystems, cities and climate risk. Through the GIZ Sector Network for Environmental Management and Rural Development (GADeR-ALC) Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador came together to develop technical-communication material that shows in a practical way how Water Funds are an option to implement Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures. Water Funds are stable, transparent and long-term financial mechanisms that gather a variety of users as well as public and private actors around a common goal to contribute to water security through Nature-based Solutions and sustainable watershed management.
Documentation of 4th EbA Knowledge Day during CBD COP 14, 26 November 2018 – Sharm El Sheikh
Dec 18, 2018 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
4th EbA Knowledge Day – organized by the Secretariat of CBD, GIZ and IUCN at the Rio Conventions Pavilion of CBD COP 14 – convened under the overall theme of ‘Biodiversity conservation and infrastructure development.’ The event included input presentations, panel discussions and a market place showcasing practical examples of nature-based solutions and possibilities how to better align these to engineering-based solutions for disaster and climate resilience. Participants learnt from current approaches, opportunities and challenges for aligning biodiversity conservation with infrastructure development in the context of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction both at policy and implementation level. The event was organized in collaboration with the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA) and Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) networks.
Fondos de Agua: una alternativa para implementar acciones de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas – AbE
Nov 20, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Los países de Latinoamérica son altamente vulnerables ante los efectos del cambio climático, en especial por la intensidad de los períodos de lluvia los cuales aumentan la probabilidad de inundaciones y deslaves, así como por los períodos de sequías prolongados. El restaurar funciones ambientales hídricas mediante mecanismos sostenibles es una opción para vincular ecosistemas, ciudades y riesgo climático. Colombia, Bolivia, Perú y Ecuador a través de la Red Sectorial de Gestión Ambiental y Desarrollo Rural – GADeR-ALC de GIZ se unieron para desarrollar material técnico – comunicacional que muestre de manera práctica cómo los Fondos de Agua son una alternativa para implementar acciones de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas. Un Fondo de Agua es un mecanismo técnico – financiero estable y de largo plazo que une a distintos usuarios y actores en la búsqueda de soluciones a una problemática común en torno al agua y a la cuenca.
Finanzas innovadoras para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) – Involucramiento del sector privado (ficha)
Oct 23, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
El documento sobre ”Finanzas innovadoras para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) – Involucramiento del sector privado” presenta los resultados del Grupo de Trabajo sobre financiamiento innovador para AbE de la red GADeR – ALC de GIZ. El documento explica paso a paso la metodología desarrollada por el Programa EbA “Estrategias de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas en Colombia y Ecuador” para el diseño participativo de mecanismos financieros innovadores que aprovechen las oportunidades financieras locales, de manera que se fenere confianza entre los actores y transparencia a las inversiones. El documento también presenta los resultados del desarrollo de un instrumento financiero con involucramiento del sector privado para Cartagena de Indias en Colombia, enfocado en la compensación de huella de carbono de eventos locales que aportan a incrementar y mantener el arbolado público de la ciudad. Por último, se exponen algunas conclusiones del proceso y referencias para el desarrollo de la metodología.
Cartilla: Soluciones financieras innovadoras para la resiliencia en ciudades
Oct 23, 2018 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
La Cartilla presenta las memorias del Encuentro: Soluciones Financieras Innovadoras para la Resiliencia en Ciudades llevado a cabo en la ciudad de Bogotá los días 4 y 5 de agosto del año 2016, que tenía como objetivo identificar soluciones financieras innovadoras para la resiliencia en ciudades. El Encuentro ofreció un espacio de intercambio y transferencia de conocimientos a partir de presentaciones de expertos y paneles de discusión, en donde se expusieron diferentes visiones y enfoques acerca de la adaptación al cambio climático, así como programas existentes y mecanismos financieros para proyectos de adaptación al cambio climático que ya están en implementación. Esta publicación busca poner a disposición de las autoridades locales, regionales y nacionales, información sobre el desarrollo e implementación actual de instrumentos financieros innovadores, así como una metodología participativa que permite diseñar de manera colectiva instrumentos financieros a partir de sus componentes jurídico, comercial, financiero, institucional y técnico, así como identificar los retos y oportunidades para su implementación. La Cartilla presenta el trabajo conjunto que viene adelantando el Comité de gestión Financiera del Sistema Nacional de Cambio Climático de Colombia, la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ – GmbH, el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo – PNUD y el Programa de Preparación al Fondo Verde del Clima, en el marco del Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático de Colombia. La cartilla “Soluciones financieras innovadoras para la resiliencia en ciudades” es el resultado del trabajo del Work Stream de la Red GADeR-ALC sobre innovación en el financiamiento de medidas de adaptación basada en ecosistemas – AbE.
Solutions in Focus: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation from Mountains to Oceans – How people adapt to climate change by using nature
Sep 05, 2018 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
‘From the mountain pastures of Peru, to the coral reefs of Vanuatu…’ Ecosystem-based Adaptation is a topic of global relevance that is implemented successfully in a broad range of countries and ecosystems. A new publication developed by GIZ under the PANORAMA initiative illustrates the diversity of EbA in practice – ‘from mountains to oceans’ – that can be found online at the PANORAMA — Solutions for a Healthy Planet platform (www.panorama.solutions). A selection of 30 applied EbA measures (solutions) is presented along the following chapters: 1. Mountain, grassland and forest ecosystems 2. River, wetland and inland water ecosystems 3. Agro-ecosystems and drylands 4. Urban ecosystems 5. Marine and coastal ecosystems This publication intends to inspire policy and decision makers as well as project developers, showing that EbA has ‘many faces’ and is being implemented successfully by a broad range of actors and organizations.
Guía AbE Colombia
Sep 04, 2018 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible de Colombia con apoyo de TNC, GIZ, BMU, WWF y USAID desarrollaron la Guía de AbE en Colombia, la cual busca posicionar la importancia de los ecosistemas y los servicios que estos prestan para aumentar la resiliencia y disminuir la vulnerabilidad a la variabilidad y el cambio climático. El documento explica de manera sencilla la forma en que los tomadores de decisiones pueden incorporar el enfoque AbE principalmente en la formulación de proyectos, así como también en su gestión o planificación.
La comunidad de práctica de AbE
Jun 29, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
La comunidad internacional de práctica sobre la AbE tiene por objetivo el intercambio del conocimiento y de la experiencia y el aprendizaje mutuo sobre la adaptación basada en ecosistemas (AbE) más allá de proyectos, instituciones y fronteras regionales. El propósito es desarrollar el enfoque AbE, dar a conocer lecciones aprendidas y buenas prácticas para diseñar e implementar la AbE con el fin de ayudar a la gente a adaptarse a los efectos adversos del cambio climático.
Climate Risk Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – a guidebook for planners and practitioners
Jun 20, 2018 - Manual - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
A guidebook developed by GIZ in collaboration with Eurac Research and United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) helps planners and practitioners in designing and implementing climate risk assessments in the context of Ecosystem-based Adaptation projects. It provides a standardized approach to assess risks within social-ecological systems based on two application examples (river basin and coastal zone management) by following the methodology of the GIZ vulnerability sourcebook (GIZ 2014) and its Risk Supplement (GIZ and EURAC 2017). It helps to improve adaptation planning by considering both ecosystem-based and conventional options in the form of integrated ‘adaptation packages’. It includes the following modules: 1) Preparing the risk assessment 2) Developing impact chains 3) Identifying and selecting indicators for risk components 4-7) From data acquisition to risk assessment 8) Presenting and interpreting the outcomes of the risk assessment 9) Identifying adaptation options The guidebook can be applied at different stages of adaptation planning, from initial baseline assessments to repeated assessments in the implementation or M&E phase.
Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): Overview and compilation of ten examples
Jun 13, 2018 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The report provides an overview of available financing sources to implement and sustain EbA measures. It highlights ten practical and illustrative examples to inspire project developers and practitioners interested in exploring different ways to access resources and engagement models for EbA financing. It includes the following examples: 1) Engaging the private sector for EbA finance in Cartagena, Colombia 2) The High Atlas Foundation Tree Nursery, Morocco 3) Restoring degraded forest and agricultural landscapes under the Green climate Fund, the Gambia 4) People’s Survival fund, the Philippines 5) Biodiversity offset schmes: Impact Mitigation Regulation, Germany 6) Relevance of insurance systems for financing EbA 7) Increasing the resilience of vulnerable rural populations through microfinance schemes, Colombia and Peru 8) Eco.business Fund, Latin America 9) Carbon insetting 10) Debt-for-nature-swaps
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of South Africa
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from South Africa was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. It provides five examples that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that support the mainstreaming of EbA but also show existing barriers.
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of the Philippines
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from the Philippines was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. The study also provides further opportunities and recommendations how to strengthen EbA in policy and practice in the long run.
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of Peru
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from Peru was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. It provides four examples that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that support the mainstreaming of EbA but also show existing barriers.
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of Mexico
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from Mexico was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. It provides three examples that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that support the mainstreaming of EbA but also show existing barriers.
Documentation of the 3rd EbA Knowledge Day – 7 May 2018 in Bonn
May 16, 2018 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
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.
The international EbA Community of Practice: Factsheet
May 09, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The international EbA Community of Practice aims at knowledge and experience sharing and mutual learning beyond projects, institutions and regional boundaries on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). Its purpose is to jointly develop harmonized approaches, evidence-based lessons learned and best practices for how to plan and implement effective EbA to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change through a collaborative learning process.
Valoración de los beneficios, costes e impactos de medidas de adaptación basadas en ecosistemas (AbE)
Mar 21, 2018 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Instrumentos para aumentar la toma de decisiones en la adaptación al cambio climático – Un libro guía para los planificadores de adaptación, gerentes e inversores Resumen: Este libro guía ofrece asistencia a los planificadores de adaptación en aumentar la conciencia, el conocimiento y la capacidad para valorar los costes, beneficios e impactos de medidas de adaptación basadas en ecosistemas (AbE) en comparación (y combinación) con las medidas grises. Combina la información sobre la teoría de valoración y métodos con 40 ejemplos del mundo real, así como los pasos prácticos para encargar, diseñar e implementar los estudios de valoración de AbE.
Monitoring and evaluation – how to measure success of Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Experiences from practitioners on how to set up monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation results and linking M&E specific to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to other monitoring and reporting systems. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Experiences from practitioners on obstacles and success stories on how to identify sources and instruments for financing EbA measures at different scales. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Experiences from practitioners on how to successfully integrate Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in national and subnational processes and harness synergies. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Evidence of EbA effectiveness: Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Experiences from practitioners on how to generate evidence of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) by applying field-proven methods, tools and approaches and on how to use existing evidence effectively. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Measures
Dec 18, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Tools for enhancing climate adaptation decision-making – A sourcebook for adaptation planners, managers and investors Summary: This sourcebook helps to assist adaptation planners in building awareness, knowledge and capacity for valuing the costs, benefits and impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures in comparison (and combination) with grey measures. It combines information on valuation theory and methods with 40 real-world examples, as well as, practical steps for commissioning, designing and implementing EbA valuation studies.
Documentation of 2nd EbA Knowledge Day – 06 November during UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn
Nov 28, 2017 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Workshop report of the 2nd Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Knowledge Day – hosted by GIZ, IUCN, IIED and DIE under the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network – during COP 23 in Bonn focussing on the topic ‘Strengthening Ecosystem-based Adaptation in policy frameworks: Communicating benefits, developing financing strategies’.
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam: Vulnerability Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Ha Tinh Province
Jul 31, 2017 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
As part of applying the Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems (VASES) approach in Ha Tinh province, vulnerability assessments for ecosystem-based adaptation were conducted at both macro and micro levels, and based on their findings, ecosystem-based adaptation measures could be identified as stand-alone responses or complementary sets of possibilities for hardware-based/infrastructure-based measures to climate change adaptation.
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam: Vulnerability Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Quang Binh Province
Jul 31, 2017 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
As part of applying the Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems (VASES) approach in Quang Binh province, vulnerability assessments for ecosystem-based adaptation were conducted at both macro and micro levels, and based on their findings, ecosystem-based adaptation measures could be identified as stand-alone responses or complementary sets of possibilities for hardware-based/infrastructure-based measures to climate change adaptation.
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam: Vulnerability Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Overall Approach: Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems
Jul 31, 2017 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Hacer que la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) sea eficaz – Un marco para definir criterios de cualificación y estándares de calidad
Jul 24, 2017 - Poster - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Este póster ilustra las principales características del Documento Técnico “Hacer que la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) sea eficaz – Un marco para definir criterios de cualificación y estándares de calidad”, el cual proporciona un marco de evaluación práctica para diseñar, implementar y monitorear las medidas EbA proponiendo un conjunto de 3 elementos, 5 criterios de calificación y 20 estándares de calidad e indicadores de ejemplo. Se propone responder a dos preguntas: 1) que cualifica como EbA? 2) cómo diseñar y aplicar las medidas de EbA de manera más efectiva? El documento fue desarrollado conjuntamente por GIZ, UICN e IIED junto con el apoyo activo de los miembros de Friends of EbA (FEBA) y la Comunidad de Práctica de EbA.
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (poster)
Jul 07, 2017 - Poster - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This poster is illustrating the main features of the Technical Paper, “Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards” provides a practical assessment framework for designing, implementing and monitoring EbA measures by proposing a set of 3 elements, 5 qualification criteria and 20 quality standards and example indicators. It intends to answer two questions: 1) what qualifies as EbA? 2) how to design & implement EbA measures more effectively? The paper was jointly developed by GIZ, IUCN and IIED together with active support from Friends of EbA (FEBA) members and the EbA Community of Practice.
Documentation of EbA Knowledge Day – 11 May during UNFCCC SBSTA 46 in Bonn
Jul 07, 2017 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
EbA Knowledge Day that was convened on 11 May 2-5 pm during UNFCCC SBSTA 46 in Bonn fostered sharing knowledge and practical experiences for strengthening EbA into policy frameworks, at national and subnational level based on practical examples. The event covered a) Key statements of BMUB and panelists from South Africa, Swedish Biodiversity Center, Uganda, Philippines and FAO b) Market place inputs and poster documentation, as well as c) Final key statements from participants. Inputs during the panel discussion and market place resulted in a lively exchange among delegates and representatives from governments, international organizations, NGOs and research on knowledge and practical experiences for strengthening Ecosystem-based adaptation into policy frameworks, at national and subnational level based on practical examples.
Rendre efficace l’adaptation fondée sur les écosystèmes – Un cadre pour définir critères de qualification et normes de qualité
Jul 07, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Hacer que la adaptación basada en ecosistemas sea eficaz – Un marco para definir criterios de cualificación y estándares de calidad
Jul 07, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Good Practices on Planning, Implementing and Monitoring & Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change – A summary of GIZ project examples based on a submission to the UNFCCC SBSTTA Nairobi Work Programme
Jul 04, 2017 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Under the UNFCCC NWP synthesis report on “adaptation addressing ecosystems”, GIZ compiled a selection of 7 EbA good practices based on the EbA Solutions portal under PANORAMA and following the Solution-ing approach. The case studies documented in this report are expected to provide exemplary insights about approaches, methods, best practices and lessons learnt from a larger portfolio of projects dealing with EbA and interrelated areas. A larger set of examples can be found at the online platform PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet (www.panorama.solutions), a partnership initiative hosted by GIZ and IUCN to document and promote examples of field-proven, replicable solutions across a range of conservation, climate change and development topics.
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (technical paper)
Jun 27, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
In the context of increasing political commitment and funding it is essential to sharpen the understanding among policy makers and practitioners on what qualifies as EbA, to avoid the incorrect re-packaging of “business-as-usual” conservation or development approaches. The Technical Paper, “Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards” provides a practical assessment framework for designing, implementing and monitoring EbA measures by proposing a set of 3 elements, 5 qualification criteria and 20 quality standards and example indicators. It intends to answer two questions: 1) what qualifies as EbA? 2) how to design & implement EbA measures more effectively? The paper was jointly developed by GIZ, IUCN and IIED together with active support from Friends of EbA (FEBA) members and the EbA Community of Practice.
Ecosystem-based adaptation – using ecosystem services for adaptation to climate change
Apr 20, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
BMUB (2011): Ecosystem-based adaptation – using ecosystem services for adaptation to climate change
Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation — Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
CBD (2009): CBD Technical Series No.41: Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation — Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change.
Cost and Benefits of Ecosystem Based Adaptation: The Case of the Philippines
Apr 20, 2017 - Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Baig, S. P.; Raza, A.; Josella, M.; Palanca-Tan, R. (2015): Cost and Benefits of Ecosystem Based Adaptation: The Case of the Philippines. Gland, Switzerland. IUCN