Climate Justice for People and Nature through Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Publication Launch


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Ecosystems can greatly improve the liveability of our increasingly urbanised world. Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is an approach to conserve, restore and sustainably manage ecosystems and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts. Ecosystems and their services can additionally deliver climate-just outcomes, particularly in urban areas of the Global South. In August 2021, the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA) network’s Urban EbA Working Group published the joint technical paper ‘Climate Justice for people and nature through urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): A focus on the Global South’. The paper 1) gathers practical examples of urban EbA interventions around the world; and 2) explores their links with seven EbA Social Principles related to climate justice.

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The paper is co-authored by PlanAdapt, Stockholm Environment Institute, International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance and the Global Adaptation Network. The webinar, co-hosted by PlanAdapt, FEBA and IUCN (which serves as the FEBA Secretariat), was held on 28 October 2021 to mark World Cities Day, and was an opportunity to learn more about the seven EbA social principles, their relationship to existing FEBA EbA Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards and the IUCN Global Standard on Nature-based Solutions, and to learn from practitioners how the principles were implemented in EbA interventions.

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