Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Enhanced Resilience in Southern Africa: Synthesis Report




Despite the climate change commitments made under the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015, the world will continue to experience negative climate impacts. As such, pre-emptive adaptation planning is necessary to build and sustain countries’ social, economic and environmental resilience. For vulnerable coastal and island states, this can be done through the enhanced sustainable management, restoration and conservation of their marine and coastal ecosystems. Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) – or ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation – is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.


South African Institute of International Affairs


EbA involves governing and managing ecosystems to enhance their resilience to climatic shocks and stresses – maintaining and, where possible, improving the quality and quantity of ecosystem services they provide to society – and in so doing supporting human communities to adapt to current and future climate risks.




- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Geral


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Alterações Climáticas e Biodiversidade;
- Uso Comunitário da Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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