Defining Climate Justice in Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) needs to promote integrated and inclusive system-oriented solutions based on equity and climate justice to reduce risks and enable climate-resilient development, as stated in the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR 6). Therefore, 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.

Hence, the definition of justice-based ecosystem-based adaptation…

  • Accounts for the specific rights of people of all genders, cultures, classes and ages, including Indigenous Peoples and traditional communities, as part of international and national human rights.
  • Is based on approaches that are non-discriminatory, transparent, accountable, meaningfully participatory and inclusive in their design and execution.
  • Ensures equitable and fair climate change legislation, policies, action plans and projects.