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Ecosystem-based adaptation and integrated water resources management

This study explores how ecosystem-based adaptation and integrated water resources management can be merged to achieve greater climate resilience in watersheds.

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Asociación La Ruta del Clima

La Ruta del Clima is a Latin-American NGO focused on Actions for Climate Empowerment.

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EARTH University

EARTH University (Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda), located in Guácimo, Limón and EARTH University – La Flor, in Guanacaste – both loc

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CASCADE project

Climate models indicate that Central America will likely experience warmer and drier seasons and increases in the frequency of extreme weather events as a result of climate change. Smallholder farmers are likely to be particularly vulnerable to these expected changes due to their high dependence on agriculture for their livelihoods and their limited resources and capacity to cope with shocks. There is therefore an urgent need to identify strategies that help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change. Improving the productivity and resiliency of smallholder farming systems is also critical for alleviating poverty and achieving food security.

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The Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Resource Centre

The Resource Centre has been operational since late 2010 and is located at the Barbados Red Cross Society Headquarters.

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EcoAdapt

The EcoAdapt project centres on watershed ecosystem services to develop climate adaptation strategies in three model forest landscapes in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

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Ecosystem based adaptation: a multi-stakeholder affair

Ecosystem based adaptation: a multi-stakeholder affair

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Draft Principles and Guidelines for EbA

Ecosystem-based approaches to reduce social vulnerability are a promising option for sustainable and efficient adaptation to climate change. Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) is part of overall adaptation, and takes into account multiple social, economic and cultural co-benefits for local communities. EbA encompasses adaptation policies and measures that take into account the role of ecosystem services in reducing societal vulnerability, through multi-sectoral and multi-level approaches. 

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

Climate change is a priority...

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