Solutions in Focus: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation from Mountains to Oceans – How people adapt to climate change by using nature

From the mountain pastures of Peru, to the coral reefs of Vanuatu.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation is a topic of global relevance that is implemented successfully by various projects in a broad range of countries and ecosystems.

A new publication developed by GIZ under the PANORAMA initiative illustrates the diversity of EbA in practice – ‘from mountains to oceans’ – that can be found online at the PANORAMA — Solutions for a Healthy Planet platform.

View the report here.

A selection of 30 applied EbA measures (solutions) is presented along the following chapters:

  1. Mountain, grassland and forest ecosystems
  2. River, wetland and inland water ecosystems
  3. Agro-ecosystems and drylands
  4. Urban ecosystems
  5. Marine and coastal ecosystems

These solutions intend to inspire policy and decision makers as well as project developers, showing that EbA has ‘many faces’ and is being implemented successfully by a broad range of actors and organizations.

The publication has been set up by the global project „Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation” implemented by GIZ and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).