"Healthy resilient ecosystems and communities have a greater potential to reduce vulnerability and adapt to local and global changes; they are better able to resist and recover from extreme events, including climate variability and climate change, while continuing to provide vital ecosystem services. Ecosystem based Approaches to Adaptation include a wide range of adaptation options based on integrated vulnerability assessments and sound ecosystem management. They should be highly participatory, integrated into broader adaptation strategies, linked with community based approaches, consider economic aspects and contribute to poverty alleviation and an the overall development strategy. EbA contributes to enhance various components of resilience such as: Ecological and economic resilience and Social and Institutional Resilience.
EbA helps to increase adaptive capacity and address climate change impacts on a long term basis."