Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation for enhanced resilience in Southern Africa

Magrove forests, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. Image: Romy Chevallier

While the importance of marine and coastal ecosystems is increasingly recognised globally, Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) has not really gained widespread traction among all stakeholder groupings and in climate change policies, and is yet to be fully integrated.

Key Recommendations

  • Improve understanding of the role and value of marine and coastal EbA in enhancing climate resilience among regional institutions and national policy audiences.
  • Provide a stronger evidence base to support the inclusion of marine and coastal EbA in national climate policies and strategies.
  • Fully integrate EbA into national and sectoral policies, as well as budgetary and regulatory frameworks of climate change response measures.
  • Enhance the emphasis on marine and coastal EbA in NDCs as updated by the 2020 deadline specified by the UNFCCC.
  • Strengthen knowledge of and action within the policy community and private sector around opportunities for innovative financing and investment to support marine and coastal EbA.
  • Enhance stakeholder partnerships throughout the lifecycle of EbA projects.
  • Learn from existing projects and share best practices.
  • Equip community-based organisations with the skills and information to actively participate in EbA policy and project design and implementation.

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