Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) integrates the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services into an overall strategy to help people adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
To apply this approach, IUCN Lao PDR will focus on two strategic components:
• Mainstreaming climate change within the IUCN Lao thematic programme areas, “Business, Environment and Communities” and “Water and Wetlands”.
• Building a specific climate change programme, based on past achievements (such as the development of the national protected areas system) and the unique strengths of IUCN - strong advisory role towards government and development partners, and science-based programme design. The Climate Change Programme shall contribute towards the implementation of the national climate change agenda, which can best be addressed through an ecosystem-based approach.