Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) involves activities to increase resilience and reduce the vulnerability of communities to climate change. Adapting to variability and hazards brough by climate and human activities requires promoting EbA projects, focusing on biodiversity and ecosystem services can benefit vulnerable communities. A few examples of EbA approaches are wetlands management and conservation, coastal and river restoration, and enhancing governance of natural resources, among others. The core of every EbA based project/programme is to contribute to improve livelihood opportunities of vulnerable communities while maintaining and enhancing surrounding ecosystems.