Ecosystem Management

Knowledge products

FEBA Working Groups. FEBA members are actively collaborating on several topics, including the list below. Please contact Emily Goodwin to learn more.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of EbA – chaired by Andrea Bender, GIZ
  • Urban EbA - chaired by Jesse DeMaria-Kinney, PlanAdapt
  • EbA-Humanitarian Nexus: Environmental Safeguarding and Nature-based solutions to DRR & CCA in Humanitarian Contexts - chaired by Sarah Henly-Shepard, MercyCorps
  • How to finance EbA - chaired by Carola Menzel, Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance
  • EbA+10: Ten Countries Championing Transformational Adaptation
  • EbA+10: Ten examples of green-grey infrastructure; how building with nature works in practice – chaired by Katherine Blackwood, IUCN
  • School of Hard Knocks: (Anonymous) Cases of Lessons Learned from Mistakes
  • Communicating EbA “Beyond the Green”; the importance of terminology when talking to other sectors
  • Can I eat EbA? - co-chaired by Manar Abdelmagied, FAO and Katherine Blackwood, IUCN
  • How EbA addresses each of the SDGs – chaired by Tristan Tyrrell, SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Governance enabling conditions for scaling up EbA – Chaired by Lorena Martinez-Hernandez, IUCN
  • Creating a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on EbA

"Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions": Effective monitoring and evaluation of EbA outcomes is essential to learn from best practices and reduce uncertainties about effectiveness and long-term impacts. Acknowledging this need, FEBA partners came together to produce the Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions. Drawing from FEBA’s wide network of practice-based experience, the Guidebook provides practitioners and planners with a clear process for developing and operationalizing effective M&E for EbA.The Guidebook is a joint publication by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the FEBA Working Group on Monitoring & Evaluation. 

"Ecosystem-based Adaptation" (Wikipedia article): The FEBA Working Group on Wikipedia (comprising individuals from CBD, CI, GIZ, Grupo Boticario, INECC, IUCN, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, UN Environment WCMC, WWF Colombia, WWF Germany, and WWF US) co-authored Wikipedia's first article dedicated to EbA, which went live in August 2019. Read the article on Wikipedia, or download the original text as written by the Working Group.

Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective - A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (FEBA Technical Paper): This paper provides a practical assessment framework for designing, implementing and monitoring EbA measures by proposing a set of 3 elements, 5 qualification criteria and 20 quality standards and example indicators. Read more: EN | ES | FR

Adaptation planning, implementation and evaluation addressing ecosystems and areas such as water resources, Synthesis report by the secretariat, FCCC/SBSTA/2017/3: This synthesis report was prepared under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in collaboration with members of Friends of EbA. Information in 45 submissions served as primary inputs. Read More

FEBA Technical Discussion Paper: Action under the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020 needs to come together at the landscape level. Read More

Nature Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation – Knowledge Gaps: An analysis of current and prevailing knowledge gaps, needs and barriers concerning climate change adaptation in general, and ecosystem-based adaptation in particular. Read more

Ecosystem-based Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation - Indicators: There is a need to develop a set of context and ecosystem specific adaptation criteria and indicators to define, assess and monitor the effectiveness of EbA initiatives. Read more

Inventory of tools and methodologies for the assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation: Tools are defined as a means or instrument employed to accomplish a specific task, whereas methodologies or approaches are a complete framework that prescribes an entire process for the assessment of vulnerability and adaptation and offers a broad strategic approach. In some instances methodologies consist of varies methods and toolkits to support the process. Read more

Learning from Participatory Vulnerability Assessments – key to identifying Ecosystem based Adaptation options: Participatory planning combines the involvement of field experts and local community members in order to obtain reliable information on the ecosystem(s) and communities of focus. Community perceptions of local climate related problems allow communities, practitioners and policy makers, to directly address community impacts, through the process of vulnerability assessments. Read more


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