Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) decided to join forces in climate change adaptation and to work together to promote Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) as a fruitful adaptation measure. The Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is also a partner and is providing support to the first Phase of the Ecosystem Based Adaptation programme as one of its fast-start finance initiatives. The first phase focuses on increasing the resilience of communities living in mountain ecosystems to adapt to climate change. The partners believe that by cooperating value will be added to the work of the organizations and it will strengthen the delivery of services to different stakeholders. All partners bring different expertise to the partnership, allowing for the EBA flagship programme’s outcomes to reach the local, national, regional and global level.

UNEP, UNDP and IUCN take full responsibility and ownership of this EbA Partnership Programme and all of its activities. Each will lead on certain activities based on their comparative advantages, track record, ability to work at different levels and scales, but not to the exclusion of the others. IUCN, UNDP and UNEP bring the following EbA related expertise and services into the partnership:

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Healthy ecosystems deliver critical goods and services, such as providing food and fuel, or preventing floods and soil erosion. People depend on these goods and services for their wellbeing and livelihoods. However, because of climate change and other human impacts, many ecosystems have become degraded, with negative impacts on people’s lives. EBA involves the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.readmore

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