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GIZ report highlights: Emerging lessons for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Strategic entry points and processes

A new report developed by GIZ highlights success factors and 7 practical entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into policies and planning, based on 16 case studies from Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines and Vietnam in the following contexts: 
 
1.    National climate change policies (NDC, NAP)
2.    National public investment allocation and project screening
3.    Sectoral adaptation plans (water resources, protected areas, disaster risk reduction)
4.    Land-use planning (spatial planning & landscape management)
5.    Local village action planning (co-management agreements)
6.    Municipal land use development planning 
7.    Private sector engagement (water stewardships, insurance & tourism)
 
It also summarizes emerging lessons learnt for mainstreaming, including influencing policy processes, strengthen institutional collaboration, engaging multiple actors and effective communication and increased capacity. This report reflects the knowledge, experience and lessons learned of the many practitioners who have been leaders in the design, implementation and mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures. It is based on the findings of four country reports on ‘entry points for EbA mainstreaming’, expert dialogues within the BMU IKI funded International EbA Community of Practice, and case studies from the web-platform PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet. 
 
The publication was developed by the Global Project “Mainstreaming EbA“, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
 

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