Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. It is a conceptual approach that creates a link between biodiversity and ecosystem conservation approaches and sustainable socio-economic development as part of an overall strategy to adapt to the shocks and risks of a changing climate. Drawing from services of the natural environment, EbA actively uses ecosystems to increase, build and sustain resilient human and natural systems.
This report, Finance Options and Instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation, provides a comprehensive outlook on available financing sources and stipulates ten examples for project developers and practitioners who might be keen to learn from different finance approaches to implement and maintain EbA measures. It offers the opportunity to showcase possibilities for EbA to be considered within National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) strategies.