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Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy. Research overview and overarching questions

‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ is a four-year project coordinated by IIED, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). It aims to test the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adapting to climate change, determine the obstacles to their implementation, and influence policy. This background paper presents the overarching questions that the research component of the project is setting out to address.

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Seddon et al. (2016) Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy. Research overview and overarching questions. Background Paper. London, IIED.

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Ecosystem management and restoration can be a very important part of climate change adaptation, and communities can play a central role in the process, but the evidence base needs strengthening.

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