Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Diagramme from UNEP, "Taking Steps Toward Marine & Coastal Ecosystem-based Management - An Introductory Guide" Diagramme from UNEP, "Taking Steps Toward Marine & Coastal Ecosystem-based Management - An Introductory Guide"

Capacity Building on coastal EBA in SIDS

The objective of the Coastal EBA work is to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity of tropical coastal ecosystems and human communities that depend upon coastal environmental goods and services in SIDS by adopting Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) policies and approaches; as well as to transfer good practices and experiences gained among SIDS different other global regions. The work aims to directly support future National Adaptation Plans underpinning medium-to-longterm adaptation measures.

Strategic outputs include:

I.  Vulnerability scenarios and cost-benefit analysis for EBA planning:
* Scenarios of climate change effects on targeted coastal ecosystems and human communities projected and vulnerability and impact scenario maps available for pilot site selection;
* Cost-benefit analyses and site specific EBA-scenarios available to inform planning and selection of appropriate EBA interventions.

II. Enhancing capacities for EBA implementation:
* National technical and institutional capacity strengthened for development and implementation of integrated EBA in coastal and marine ecosystems, including monitoring and evaluation of long-term adaptation outcomes.

III. Implementing EBA options and disseminating lessons:
* At least one vulnerable coastal pilot site managed in SIDS maintaining/enhancing resilience to climate change impacts of local communities and environmental services;
* Site specific monitoring tools in place, including a strong component of community monitoring and learning, that measure the adaptive capacity and impact of the pilot activities as well as the site specific impacts of climate change;
* Development and dissemination of practical EBA decision-support tools with lessons learned and cost and benefit analyses of EBA options in coastal ecosystems as a basis for replication efforts and regional-to-global learning;

IV. Integrating EBA into planning processes and fostering supportive policies:
* Government agencies in pilot country supported in the integration of EBA into relevant (climate change related ) policies and strategies;
* National/Provincial climate change policies and implementation plans incorporating EBA principles via cross-sectoral planning and implementation of integrated EBA solutions.
* Replication and demonstration of project methodologies and decision-support tools initiated in other SIDS endowed with similar ecosystems and facing similar issues.

For more information, please contact:
Ole Vestergaard, Programme Officer (UNEP)
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Felice van der Plaat, Junior Professional Officer Climate Change Adaptation Unit (UNEP)
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