The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Transboundary Basins

The UNECE will be hosting a global workshop on ecosystem-based adaptation in transboundary basins at the end of April. The workshop aims to analyse ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in water resource management, by sharing experiences from basins around the world. It will review ecosystem-based approaches and measures to adapt to climate change taken in transboundary basins and at national level, identify good practices and lessons learned and formulate some conclusions for further activities.

The workshop will be organized under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, with the support of the Water Convention secretariat. The workshop is organized in cooperation with INBO, AGWA, IUCN, and WWF.
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AQUACROSS Final Conference | Ecosystem-Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity

The agenda for the AQUACROSS Final Conference "Ecosystem-Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity – Practice and Lessons Learnt" is now available online.

The conference will bring together scientific experts, policy makers, and members of the business community to discuss cross-cutting topics related to the protection of aquatic ecosystems and opportunities for ecosystem-based management. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and discuss the added value of integrative policy and assessment frameworks for the protection of aquatic biodiversity with lessons learnt from 8 case studies, other research projects and ongoing policy initiatives.
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Entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The Global Project Mainstreaming EbA is delighted to invite you to the free and public webinar - Entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The cases of Peru and South Africa. The event is part of a series of webinars of the International EbA Community of Practice.
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Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS

This October marks the Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS (Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies): Ecosystem-Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity – Practice and Lessons Learnt.

The conference will bring together scientific experts, policy makers, and members of the business community to discuss cross-cutting topics related to the protection of aquatic ecosystems and opportunities for ecosystem-based management. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and discuss the added value of integrative policy and assessment frameworks for the protection of aquatic biodiversity with lessons learned from 8 case studies, other research projects and ongoing policy initiatives.
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Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Development Results

Nature provides ecological services such as clean air and water, biodiversity, and food. It can also help people adapt to weather and climate impacts -- an idea known as "ecosystem-based adaptation" (EbA). Around the world, governments, development agencies, civil society, and local communities are increasingly adopting a range of conservation and natural resource management strategies that build up human resilience to climate hazards. Drawing on these experiences, USAID is completing a suite of resources on ecosystem-based adaptation that feature evidence summaries and case studies for applying these approaches to achieve development goals across sectors like agriculture, water, and disaster risk reduction. This session will highlight key messages from these resources as well as examples of EbA projects and approaches in the USAID context, while encouraging dialogue among participants about the use of EbA in their own work.
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Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Experiences with global and national funds

The BMUB-IKI funded global project Mainstreaming EbA, implemented by GIZ invites you to join the upcoming webinar "Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Experiences with global and national funds." This session is part of a series of webinar organized by GIZ for the international EbA Community of Practice.
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Methods and tools to support the implementation of EbA in the agricultural sectors

Join FAO for the second webinar of the module on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Agricultural Sectors of the “Scaling-up of Adaptation in the Agricultural Sectors” (SAAS) webinar series. The first webinar of the module introduced ecosystem-based management approaches of natural resources, in the context of climate change adaptation, through case study experiences from watershed management and agroecology. For those that were unable to join last time, please find the presentations from the first webinar here.

The second webinar of the EbA in the Agricultural Sectors module will introduce methods and tools that can support the planning and implementation of the ecosystem-based management of natural resources in the context of climate change adaptation.
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