These briefs draw together experiences and lessons learned from working on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) within the global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Mountain Ecosystems Programme from 2011 to 2015. The content also draws on lessons generated by the broader global EbA community of practice. The briefs are designed for practitioners, including local government representatives, civil society organizations and other actors working on climate change issues. They will also be useful for policy makers and donors engaged in planning and allocation of resources for adaptation action.
The Programme is a partnership between UNDP, UNEP and IUCN, with funding from the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). This global partnership also involves national and regional government agencies, civil society and local communities in Uganda, Nepal and Peru. By promoting the use of sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, as part of an overall adaptation strategy, the Programme aims to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of fragile mountain ecosystems and their local communities to climate change impacts.