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Ecosystem-based Approaches to Adaptation: Evidence from two sites in Bangladesh

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA)
involve the use of biodiversity and ecosystem
services to help people adapt to the adverse effects
of climate change. Those who are most vulnerable
to climate change are often highly reliant on the
natural environment for their lives and livelihoods,
and ecosystems and the services they provide
are already central to many adaptation strategies.
This paper describes two components of effective
EbA: ecosystem resilience and the maintenance
of ecosystem services. Research assesses how
effectively EbA supports community adaptive capacity
and resilience at two Action Research for Community
Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) sites. Findings
suggest that more attention should be paid to EbA as
an important response to climate change.

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  • IIED code: 10115IIED
  • Published: Nov 2014 - IIED
  • Area: Bangladesh, Asia
  • Theme: Climate change
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-119-3
  • Language: English

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Hannah Reid and Sarder Shafiqul Alam. 2014. Ecosystembased Approaches to Adaptation: Evidence from two sites in Bangladesh. IIED Working Paper. IIED, London.
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