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Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy. Research results from the Climate Resilient Livestock Production on Communal Lands project, South Africa

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 Climate Resilient Livestock Production on Communal Lands project, South Africa. 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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Reid H, Scorgie S, Muller H and Bourne A (2018) Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy. Research results from the Climate Resilient Livestock Production on Communal Lands project, South Africa. IIED Project Report. IIED, London.
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In South Africa, IIED and CSA are reviewing lessons from CSA’s activities to mainstream ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) within climate policy. Through a case study in the Namaqualand region, we are also understanding more on EbA effectiveness and learning how to scale it up into broader government programmes.

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