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Ecosystem- and community-based adaptation: learning from natural resource management

Hannah Reid

IIED Briefing, 4 pages

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) and its sister community-based
adaptation (CBA) have gained traction over recent years, and policymakers and planners are increasingly promoting an integrated approach to EBA and CBA. These integrated approaches have the potential to benefit the world’s poorest people who are worst hit by climate change and also disproportionately reliant on ecosystems and their services. Improved learning from older natural resource management disciplines such as community-based natural resource management could help inform EBA and CBA practice and policymaking to achieve this aim. This briefing paper describes key lessons from community-based natural resource management that EBA and CBA should address as they mature.

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