Supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda through Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Healthy and resilient ecosystems are crucial to enhance societies’ capacities to adapt to climate change. Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) supports communities in making their livelihoods sustainable and “weather the storm” by protecting or improving ecosystem services.
The Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provide new impetus for the design and implementation of nature-based solutions to pressing development and adaptation challenges. To fully realise these agendas’ potentials for EbA, however, they should be implemented in synergy.
Together with partners in Guatemala and India, the project aims to improve understanding of the preconditions under which Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures can effectively be scaled up and consolidated through inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogues that bring local voices and experiences into national implementation processes.
Further, TMG and its partners will link the project’s findings with regional and global policy processes and will support South-South learning processes.
The three-year project (2018-2020) is funded by the German Federal Environmental Ministry under its International Climate Initiative. TMG Research is working in partnership with WWF Guatemala & Mesoamerica, Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Mitij Ixoq’ (ADIMI), Guatemala, and the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), India.