TMG Think Tank for Sustainability

Climate-SDG Integration Project

Supporting synergistic implementation of the Paris Agreement and SDGs through ecosystem approaches

The consequences of the climate crisis, along with biodiversity loss, and the accelerated degradation of ecosystems, are affecting societies in ways that are much more severe, and multifaceted, than previously predicted. While an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global collaboration on climate issues has historically developed in parallel to the 2030 Agenda, culminating with its own global framework, the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. In spite of governments’ concerted efforts, however, it is increasingly clear that the global community is unlikely to achieve most targets under both agendas, especially in light of the unprecedented impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, it is not clear how Nationally Determined Contributions strategies under the Paris Agreement interact with different SDGs, and what adaptation measures best enable achievement of both.  

The Climate-SDG Integration project aims to develop a better understanding of this interaction, and of the role Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) could play in strengthening synergies across the two frameworks. Human-centred, and nature-based EbA measures, such as restoration and preservation of micro-watersheds, sustainable forest management or mangrove restoration are examples of win-win strategies that can help countries effectively scale up climate change adaptation measures, while meeting the goals of environmental conservation, and socio-economic development.  

This project entails a series of inclusive and participatory multi-stakeholder dialogues at both the local and national/ state levels in Guatemala and India, through which TMG Research and its partners seek to identify promising EbA initiatives. An important aspect of these processes is to identify the enabling environment within each country that contributed to such success. The project brings together key decision-makers and experts from government, private sector, civil society, international cooperation, and research institutions, to discuss lessons learnt from these local experiences that can be further scaled up, or applied to other contexts. These stakeholder dialogues are expected to contribute to building the required political, and societal support for EbA at the country level, and have culminated in the joint development of roadmaps for scaling EbA in Guatemala and India.

Ampliación de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas. Lecciones de la India y Guatemala

Info Brief

Ampliación de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas. Lecciones de la India y Guatemala

Resultados del "Proyecto de integración del clima y los ODS"

Written by Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Marai El Fassi, Arjuna Srinidhi, Amelia Coj e Ana Victoria Rodriguez

Published on Dec 17, 2021

Upscaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation. Lessons from India and Guatemala

Info Brief

Upscaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation. Lessons from India and Guatemala

Outcomes from the "Climate-SDGs Integration Project"

Written by Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Marai El Fassi, Arjuna Srinidhi, Amelia Coj and Ana Victoria Rodriguez

Published on Dec 17, 2021

Ecosistemas para la resiliencia - Propiciando la adaptación dirigida por la comunidad: Cinco conceptos claves de Guatemala y la India

Report

Ecosistemas para la resiliencia - Propiciando la adaptación dirigida por la comunidad: Cinco conceptos claves de Guatemala y la India

Un informe que pone de relieve las condiciones favorables en las que la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas puede aplicarse eficazmente a nivel comunitario

Written by Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Marai El Fassi, Devaraj de Condappa, Jes Weigelt, Lucía Benavides, Wangu Mwangi, Edgar Selvin Pérez Pérez, Amelia Coj Sajvin, Rita De León, Marcella D’Souza, Arjuna Srinidhi, María Amalia Porta, Ana Victoria Rodríguez

Published on Sep 30, 2021

Ecosystems for resilience, Enabling community-led adaptation : Five key insights from Guatemala and India

Report

Ecosystems for resilience, Enabling community-led adaptation : Five key insights from Guatemala and India

A policy paper highlighting the enabling conditions under which ecosystem-based adaptation can be effectively implemented at community level

Written by Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Marai El Fassi, Devaraj de Condappa, Jes Weigelt, Lucía Benavides, Wangu Mwangi, Edgar Selvin Pérez Pérez, Amelia Coj Sajvin, Rita De León, Marcella D’Souza, Arjuna Srinidhi, María Amalia Porta, Ana Victoria Rodríguez

Published on Sep 29, 2021

Roadmaps for scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Insights from Guatemala and India

Concept Note

Roadmaps for scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Insights from Guatemala and India

How to bring systemic approaches for climate adaptation to scale? Learning from experiences in India and Guatemala

Written by TMG Research

Published on Sep 5, 2021

Hojas de ruta para escalar la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas: perspectivas desde Guatemala e India

Concept Note

Hojas de ruta para escalar la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas: perspectivas desde Guatemala e India

¿Cómo escalar los enfoques sistémicos para la adaptación al clima? Aprendiendo de las experiencias en India y Guatemala

Written by TMG Research

Published on Sep 5, 2021

    • ECOBARI Launch Event

      ECOBARI Launch Event

      Launch of the ECOBARI collaborative

    • Scaling and Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation

      Scaling and Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation

      Scaling and Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    • Roadmaps for scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Insights from Guatemala and India

      Roadmaps for scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Insights from Guatemala and India

      Roadmaps for scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Insights from Guatemala and India

    • Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Perspectives from Guatemala

      Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Perspectives from Guatemala

      A short film showing different perspectives from Guatemala about what Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) can mean

    • Lecciones aprendidas Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) en Guatemala

      Lecciones aprendidas Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) en Guatemala

      Live recording of event on ecosystem-based adaptation in Guatemala, 18 March 2021 (in Spanish)

    • Creando alianzas para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) en Guatemala

      Creando alianzas para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) en Guatemala

      This video shows the importance of building partnerships around Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as a way to scale up nature-based solutions in general

    • Building alliances for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Guatemala

      Building alliances for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Guatemala

      A short film showing the importance of building alliances for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in order to upscale nature based solutions more broadly

Learn more about our activities

Check out our different channels where we publish articles, videos, and analyses of global and local debates

TMG Think Tank for Sustainability consists of TMG Research gGmbH, an independent, non-partisan, non-for-profit organization registered in Berlin (District Court Charlottenburg, HRB 186018 B, USt.-ID: DE311653675) and TMG - Töpfer, Müller, Gaßner GmbH, a private company registered in Berlin (District Court Charlottenburg, HRB 177576 B USt.-ID: DE306832549).

Our main address is EUREF Campus 6-9, 10829 Berlin, Germany.

© 2024 TMG Think Tank for Sustainability. All Rights Reserved.