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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a nature-based method for climate change adaptation that can reduce the vulnerability of societies and economies to climate stressors. EbA provides flexible and cost-effective approaches that enhance resilience through the improved management and conservation of ecosystems. EbA can be an effective adaptation strategy alone or as an element of broader national, regional and community adaptation plans.

USAID has developed a series of EbA evidence summaries and case studies highlighting the potential role of EbA in addressing climate vulnerabilities and contributing to development results. These resources can help decision-makers and development practitioners consider and identify where EbA is likely to be a relevant approach, either alone or as a component of a broader adaptation strategy. The findings and research are compiled in the USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis.

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USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis
Apr 29, 2019 · File

USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis

This synthesis document draws on a series of evidence summaries and case studies generated by USAID that highlight the potential role of ecosystem-based adaptation…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations
Jul 31, 2018 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations

This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help coastal populations build resilience to climate change, including the establishment and management of…

Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles
Oct 19, 2017 · File

Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Southern Africa Regional Mission’s Reef Rescuers project, which is restoring damaged coral reefs to increase their…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events
Jun 09, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events

This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help communities adapt to extreme weather and other climate events such as floods,…

Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This evidence summary highlights the economics of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches, which can offer cost savings compared with other approaches, as well as additional…

Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia
Jun 09, 2017 · File

Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the key EbA activities under the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security
Aug 30, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security

This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help people and communities address water insecurity by increasing water quantity, enhancing water quality…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security
Aug 02, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security

This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and…

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure
May 30, 2018 · File

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Peru mission’s three sub-national projects. These focused on building local community and government capacity for improved…

Case Study: Conserving Ecosystems to Support Climate Resilience in Bangladesh
Mar 28, 2018 · File

Case Study: Conserving Ecosystems to Support Climate Resilience in Bangladesh

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Bangladesh mission’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project, which focused on conserving biodiversity and strengthening ecosystems…

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines
May 24, 2018 · File

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Philippines mission’s Emerging Champions for Biodiversity Conservation and Improved Ecosystems Services (ECBCIES) project, which focused on…

 
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