Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Learning Briefs from Mountain EbA Programme, including Role of Sustainable Tourism

b6dd5ff68d44f656bb9fbcf17bb11a41ba1cd189e9a4d8a678pimgpsh_fullsize_distrThese learning briefs, produced by UNDP, draw together experiences and lessons learned from working on EbA within the global Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems Programme from 2011 to 2015. The content also draws on lessons generated by the broader global EbA community of practice. The briefs are designed for practitioners, including local government representatives, civil society organizations and other actors working on climate change issues. They will also be useful for policy makers and donors engaged in planning and allocation of resources for adaptation action.
Learning Brief 1 provides an introduction to Ecosystem-based Adaptation.
Learning Brief 2 makes the case for EbA by presenting how it can generate multiple environmental, social and economic benefits, and that benefitting from a wide range of ecosystem services is closely correlated with communities’ degree of resilience to challenges.
Learning Brief 3 highlights how cost-benefit analysis (CBA) can be used to make the economic case for EbA. Proving the cost effectiveness of EbA measures is essential to making the case for EbA to stakeholders, ranging from local communities and planners to national level decision-makers and donors.
Learning Brief 4 highlights how the Programme has made the case for the policy changes that will need to happen at community, district, regional, national and global levels to bring about this shift in scale;  andthe case for long-term, sustained financing for EbA through public finance, incentive schemes and Payments for Ecosystem Services.
Information provided in Learning Briefs 2-4 are based on information from the Programme’s legacy report, Making the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The Global Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal, Peru and Uganda, which is available here.
The photo essay for the Lima town of Tanta, one of the most vulnerable to climate change according to environmental impact studies, indicate the role of sustainable tourism.
Tanta is located in the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve in Peru. Vicuña management associated with the administration of livestock is one of the specific EbA measures in this geographical area. Such a practice promotes the restoration of natural pastures and wetlands and the production of animal fibers, prevents soil erosion, contributes to water regulation, and also creates employment opportunities while boosting tourism

Photo Essay found here: