EBA Thematic Libraries

Coastal

Coastal ecosystems provide a range of essential ecosystem services, including food, protection, climate regulation and recreation. With 70% of the earth's surface covered by ocean and the majority of the world's populations living near the coast, proper management of coastal ecosystems is of vital importance. Coastal ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which exacerbate already occurring problems related to coastal development, including habitat loss and pollution. Sea level rise, extreme weather events and temperature changes that can alter ecological processes are posing severe threats to coastal communities. EbA interventions such as mangrove restoration buffer coastal landscapes from negative impacts such as floods and erosion.
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23 Sep 2015
The concepts of resilience, adaptation and transformation are gaining prominence and being translated into aspirational goals that guide policy development. Understanding...
9 Sep 2015
The high financial costs and institutional constraints of adapting to climate change necessitate joint planning with other development and environmental priorities, especially in...
12 Aug 2015
The Arab region sub-global assessment started in the latter stage of the MA as an associate assessment.  Assessments at sub-global scales are essential. Ecosystems are highly...
26 May 2015
Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem services has received significant attention since the appearance of the Millennium...
Science, AAAS
18 May 2015
To sustain healthy marine ecosystems, Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) is a more effective and holistic management approach to broadly and consistently consider ecosystem...
7 Apr 2015
Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of...
Source: WIREs Clim Change 2012, 3:581–596. doi: 10.1002/wcc.195
7 Apr 2015
Ecosystems provide crucial services to help people adapt to climate change. In conducting a review of the scientific literature, this paper shows how ecosystem-based approaches to...
8 Mar 2015
A five-year period (2002–2006) of below-median rainfall followed by a six-year period (2007–2012) of above-median rainfall and seasonal flooding allowed a natural...
4 Mar 2015
The world’s coastal zones are experiencing rapid development and an increase in storms and flooding. These hazards put coastal communities at heightened risk, which may...
UNEP
4 Mar 2015
This guide includes three sections, aiming to assists countries and communities to take steps towards making marine and coastal ecosystem-based management operational -...
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