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

TMG publish a policy paper highlighting some of the enabling conditions under which ecosystem-based adaptation can be effectively implemented

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

29 September 2021

This policy paper, published by members of the team working on the Climate-SDG Integration Project on ecosystem-based adaptation, is based on work with partners in four locations in Guatemala and India. The report shares five key insights on the enabling (as well as hindering) conditions under which ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) can be effectively implemented, yielding multiple benefits beyond a specific project lifetime. Taken together, the four case studies presented in this document help shed light on how EbA works in practice, as well as highlighting some critical elements that should be considered when transitioning to, or scaling up EbA approaches that build on pre-existing programmes.
Image: A community meeting in Anantpur, India. Copyright: Marai El Fassi / TMG

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