Voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and supplementary information
This report builds on progressive work on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR), including a synthesis report on experiences with ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
These guidelines offer:
1. The rationale for integrating ecosystem-based approaches into policy frameworks for adaptation;
2. Principles and social and environmental safeguards to anchor implementation;
3. Practical steps for planners and practitioners to design and implement effective EbA and Eco-DRR; and
4. Guidance on how to reach out to key sectors such as planning, finance, agriculture, infrastructure, water, and forestry.