Policy and Strategy Documents
Making EbA an Effective Part of Balanced Adaptation Strategies: Introducing the UN Environment EbA Briefing Notes - Briefing Note 1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note serves as an introduction to the series, with a focus on creating conceptual clarity on EbA and its relation to other related approaches, as well as how EbA is key to achieving a much needed paradigm shift.


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Navigating the Adaptation Challenge - Briefing Note 2
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This Briefing Note introduces how resilience thinking, which considers interactions within a coupled socialecological system, can help to navigate the adaptation challenge and explores the use of ecosystems as part of the solution to the overall challenge. It also discusses a number of challenges inherent to EbA itself and how to move forward in addressing them.


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SDG 10 Issue Brief: Sustainable Development Goal 10 (SDG 10) - Reduce Income Inequality within and among Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

The UN Environment Assembly 4 resolution on the poverty-environment nexus urges Member States to apply integrated, innovative and
coherent approaches in developing and
implementing policies, laws, plans and budgets for poverty eradication through
sustainable environment and natural resource management, in alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development.


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EbA in Different Ecosystems: Placing Measures in Context - Briefing Note 3
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note provides an overview of EbA measures commonly implemented in particular ecosystems (mountains, drylands, wetlands, coasts, and urban systems), reflecting interventions supported by UN Environment EbA projects, and highlights through example outcome indicators how their contribution towards achieving identified adaptation goals can be monitored. To set the scene, it describes typical degradation cycles for terrestrial and coastal ecosystems and explores the environmental, climatic and socio-economic dynamics particular to selected ecosystems.


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SDG 13 Issue Brief: Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) - Promote Mechanisms for Raising Capacity for Effective Climate Change-related Planning and Management in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, including Focusing on Women, Youth and Local and Marginalized Communities
United Nations Environment Programme

Restoring degraded habitats such as
mangrove forests and peatlands reduce
risks related to climate change impacts,
will act as a vital carbon sink and promote
biodiversity recovery.


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Selecting Complementary Adaptation Measures - Briefing Note 4
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

To respond to climate change hazards and impacts, an overall adaptation strategy should be devised drawing on the full range of possible adaptation solutions.
This briefing note provides an overview of the range of adaptation approaches that can be implemented alongside EbA measures to form a holistic adaptation strategy. It explores complementarities and limitations between measures, as well as how to bring together the various approaches effectively under one strategy.


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HS Codes for HFCs: Advice for countries in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update - OzonAction Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme

Until the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS) is revised in 2022, all HS codes for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are contained in a single HS code which does not allow differentiation of the individual chemicals or of mixtures/blends. This document outlines a proactive interim approach, recommended by the World Customs Organization (WCO), to establish additional digits in the existing national HS codes to identify specific HFCs to facilitate monitoring of trade and enable a licencing system to function effectively.


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Developing the Economic Case for EbA - Briefing Note 5
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note highlights the range of information that should be incorporated in making an economic case for EbA, and the relevance of compiling it for all adaptation solutions to help ensure that EbA options are fairly compared with other adaptation approaches.


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Integrating EbA into National Planning - Briefing Note 6
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

To effectively address the negative impacts of climate change now and in the future, climate change adaptation strategies need to be integrated into wider national policies and planning processes – adaptation cannot stand in isolation.
This Briefing Note covers why, where, when and how to integrate EbA into national adaptation strategies and other sectoral policy, planning and budgetary processes.


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UN Environment and EbA - Briefing Note 7
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

UN Environment has a strong history of supporting the development and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). Since the term EbA was adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, UN Environment has worked with decision-makers and practitioners from around the world to understand how EbA can best contribute to national adaptation efforts and to support best-practice implementation of EbA measures on the ground.
This briefing note highlights UN Environment’s key strengths in relation to EbA and outlines some of UN Environment’s priorities for EbA work going forward while drawing on its extensive network and resources.


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