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, they should, however, be implemented in synergy.

India (Andhra Pradesh) © Marai El fassi

India (Andhra Pradesh) © Marai El fassi

India (Andhra Pradesh) © Marai El fassi

India (Andhra Pradesh) © Marai El fassi

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.

IKI Project Flyer

The IKI Climate-SDG’s Integration project’s objective is to contribute to an enabling policy environment that recognizes and implements EbA on a broader scale in Guatemala and India. Building on local evidence, good practices and multi-stakeholder dialogues involving key decision makers, the project will develop roadmaps that contribute to a favourable policy environment for upscaling EbA. Through the elaboration of these roadmaps, EbA measures will be prioritised and avenues for integrating EbA solutions into policy and practice will be identified. Activities undertaken will facilitate the exchange of EbA relevant impacts on the global, national and local level.

EbA Project Brochure

The project brochure provides an overview of Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures in different ecosystems and the benefit it creates at the local level. This brochure is the first communication tool as a part of the IKI project “Supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda through Ecosystem-based Adaptation”, jointly developed with the partners in India and Guatemala.

This tool will be used to initiate discussions on the lessons learned at the local level. The discussions will provide a platform to bring local voices and experiences together and build evidence on how these lessons can be scaled-up into national implementation processes to synergistically achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)