EBA Thematic Libraries

Urban

The majority of the world's population lives in urban areas. Nevertheless, humanity is still dependent on nature for its survival. Urban ecosystems such as trees, green and blue spaces and peri-urban agriculture generate a range of ecosystem services. These include air filtration, noise reduction, rainwater drainage, recreational and cultural values. The impacts of climate change deeply affect urban areas, particularly those confronted with uncontrolled growth, poverty and social exclusion. Incorporating EbA into the planning of adaptation processes in cities constitutes a promising option to reduce the vulnerability of urban populations, particularly in developing countries.

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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...
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...
18 Apr 2015
The lack of progress in establishing ambitious and legally binding global mitigation targets means that the need for locally based climate change adaptation will increase in...
18 Apr 2015
This article choses a Chinese province as a case study to analyze the impact of climate change at the local level (on sectors such as agriculture, natural ecosystems,...
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...
31 Dec 2014
This paper focuses on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in urban areas, exploring the vast potential benefits that might be gained from using the multiple functions performed...
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