Fondos de Agua: una alternativa para implementar acciones de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas – AbE
Nov 20, 2018 - - 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