Climate Risk Assessment for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: A Guidebook for Planners and Practitioners

Hagenlocher, M. et al.
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Date published
01 Aug 2018
Research, reports and studies
Assessment & Analysis, Local capacity, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction

This guidebook targets both governmental and non-governmental organisations mandated with or engaged in the planning of adaptation, DRR and development measures. It aims to support these processes by providing a standardised methodology for assessing climate risks in the context of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and to showcase potential co-benefits of EbA based on direct and indirect linkages to other sectors.

The guidebook is of particular interest to technical experts and planners working at local, sub-national or national levels. It offers an effective tool that can: provide a sound assessment of climate risk(s) in the context of social-ecological systems (SES); improve adaptation and development planning by explicitly considering ecosystem based and conventional options in the form of integrated ‘adaptation packages’; inform the selection and spatial planning of adaptation measures; support the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation.