Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) — a subset of nature-based approaches to help people adapt to climate change — is an increasingly popular strategy. Evidence from 13 initiatives in 12 countries shows that EbA can provide important, wide-reaching and long-term benefits relating to adaptation, the environment and social issues.

Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) can provide effective nature-based solutions to climate change, as it uses both biodiversity and ecosystems as part of a larger adaptation strategy. It not only delivers climate change adaptation benefits, but also contributes to biodiversity conservation and to enhancing local economies.