Ecosystems Based Adaptation

Ecosystems Based Adaptation(121)
The approach uses biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people and communities reduce and adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change at local, national, regional and global levels.
08 September 2016

The Global Project Mainstreaming EbA is delighted to invite you to the upcoming webinar "Assessing risk and vulnerability in the context of Ecosystem-based Adaptation" within a series of three webinars of the International EbA Community of Practice on EbA tools and methods.

Time: Sep 15, 2016 at 8:30 - 10:00 AM CEST (6:30-08:00 AM UTC)

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The focus of this webinar lies on experiences and challenges of risk and vulnerability assessments in the context of ecosystem-based adaptation.

Themes addressed:

  • Guidelines for Vulnerability Impact Assessment under EbA - Cordula Epple (UNEP/WCMC)
  • Vulnerability Assessment in EbA projects – Experiences from high mountains in Central Asia - Benedikt Ibele (GIZ)
  • How to build capacity for applying EbA tools? - Isabel Renner (freelance EbA trainer)

The webinar is moderated by Alexandra Köngeter (GIZ, Global Project Mainstreaming EbA)

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Sep 12, 2016 at 09:00-09:20 AM CEST (07:00-07:20 AM UTC) access here and Sep 12, 2016 at 04:00-04:20 PM CEST (02:00-02:20 PM UTC) access here


14 November 2014

The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8. The Forum will bring together 10 ministers from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean, principals of UN agencies, UNEP, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNCCD, GEF and IPCC, senior representatives of development agencies and international organizations, leaders of science and business communities, as well as practitioners from around the world.

The SSCCC Forum aims to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate agreement by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action against climate change. The Forum is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in the ongoing climate talks and provide recommendations on a number innovative actions, policy setting, financing and institutional development to enable rapid scaling up South-South Cooperation initiatives. The day event will feature an Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Dialogue followed by high-level panels in plenary.

The Forum is co-sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, UNEP, UNDP, and supported by SDC, WWF-China, UNEP-Tongji-IESD, UNFCCC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is being organized in partnership by the UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), NDRC Climate Change Department and INTASAVE.

Registration is open to COP20 delegates, the media, and local science, policy and business communities in Peru.

Register now!

Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru
12 November 2014

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‘The difficult truth is that the way we are approaching disaster risks today is almost certainly not good enough to meet tomorrow’s challenges’. For a holistic approach to resilience building, it is important to integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) because it would encompass a wider range of present and future risks. Several tools, methodologies and approaches have been developed which are targeted at mainstreaming CCA and DRR but the need for increased awareness and capacity in managing climate and disaster risks at various levels of governments in Southeast Asia still remain.

In the context of river management, rivers are susceptible to both natural and human-induced impacts. Yet, in turn, rivers can pose several challenges and can be very destructive if not managed properly. In order to reduce risks to human health, food security, environmental services, as well as social and economic development, there is a need to manage disaster risks and hazards in river systems.

As a continuation of capacity-building efforts in addressing needs in Southeast Asia, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), a sub-regional node of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, organized a training workshop titled, a Training-Workshop titled “Resilience Building in River Management” was organized within the 2nd International River Summit: “Riviving Rivers, Rebuilding Civilization” on 19-21 November 2014 in Marikina City, Philippines. The workshop was aimed at building capacity on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (CCA-DRR) into policies, programs and projects in the context of river management.

The event was attended by around 40 participants from nine countries, mostly from Southeast Asia, including some local executives as well as personalities from climate change offices and other relevant national agencies. Experts and practitioners in the field and some academics provided rich information about the linkages between CCA and DRR, existing CCA-DRR initiatives in the Southeast Asia and the application of these concepts in river management through case studies. Moreover, participants were guided into a practical and step-by-step guide on mainstreaming CCA-DRR into development planning as well as land use planning. Key points that surfaced in the discussions include the importance of evidence-based decision-making, multi-stakeholder engagement, recognition that resilience building needs a holistic approach and that it can be a strategy for poverty alleviation

Marikina City, Philippines


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