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Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy. Research results from the Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities project, Chile

Hannah Reid, Karen Podvin

Project report, 29 pages

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and promote sustainable development. This report presents the results of using our Framework for Assessing EbA Effectiveness at the Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities project, Chile. The findings will be combined with those from 12 other sites in 11 other countries to help show climate change policymakers when and why EbA is effective.

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In Chile, IIED and IUCN are engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders to review lessons learnt from the EPIC project on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and developing clear policy recommendations to increase the uptake of these approaches.

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EbA Evidence and Policy: Chile

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