Emerging lessons for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation Strategic entry points and processes

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The role of ecosystems in adaptation to climate change is increasingly recognized at the international level. Yet, when it comes to action, Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures often remain low in the list of prioritized adaptation solutions. This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the barriers and successes of EbA mainstreaming and governance aspects. It provides an overview of key EbA concepts, principles, and approaches, and spotlights seven strategic entry points for mainstreaming EbA alongside related case studies from five partner countries, PhilippinesViet NamSouth AfricaMexico and Peru


National planning and development processes
  • Entry point 1: Embed EbA as a cross-cutting approach in national climate policies and build in relevant targets
  • Entry point 2: Add EbA-relevant criteria in the national budget allocation planning and in the screening process of projects
Sectoral policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Entry point 3: Build in Nature-based Solutions to achieve adaptation objectives of sectoral plans
  • Entry point 4: Adopt EbA principles in land-use planning for cross-sectoral targets
Local and community planning processes
  • Entry point 5: Consider EbA micro-projects in village action plans to target food security and water availability
  • Entry point 6: Integrate EbA in land use planning instruments for municipal development processes
Engaging with the private sector
  • Entry point 7: Include EbA criteria into proposals of public partnerships with private business
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