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WCC 2016 Rec 107 - Activity Report

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IUCN Washington DC Office
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IUCN Secretariat
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Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Capacity-buildingIUCN and partners published a Navigator of EbA Tools (https://www.iied.org/tools-for-ecosystem-based-adaptation-new-navigator-now-available), a searchable database of tools, methodologies, and guidance documents to support practitioners and policymakers to include EbA into adaptation planning.Completed
Capacity-buildingIUCN co-authored A Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Adaptation (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128118917000165) Completed
FundraisingIn 2019, IUCN, BMU-IKI, and UNEP launched the Global Fund for Ecosystem-based Adaptation, a grants facility managed by IUCN that provides targeted and rapid support mechanisms through seed capital for innovative approaches to EbA. https://www.iucn.org/theme/ecosystem-management/our-work/ecosystem-based-approaches-climate-change-adaptation/global-fund-ecosystem-based-adaptationOn-going
Policy influencing/advocacyIUCN has significantly raised awareness and understanding of EbA among the adaptation and sustainable development communities as well as within multilateral policy frameworks, including as reflected in the drafting, adoption and operationalization of the CBD voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. At CBD SBSTTA in November 2019 there was strong recognition by Parties on the linkages and interdependence between biodiversity loss, climate change, desertification and land degradation, as well as the role of ecosystem-based adaptation as a strategy to address these linkages synergistically. (https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-93-en.pdf)Completed
Policy influencing/advocacyIn just a few years, under IUCN’s leadership, FEBA has had important successes in synthesizing multi-stakeholder knowledge on EbA; disseminating this knowledge by convening the global EbA community around high-level events, technical workshops, and expert working groups; and raising awareness and understanding of EbA in multilateral policy frameworks. The network has grown to include more than 80 institutional members comprising government ministries and sub-agencies, UN bodies and conventions, NGOs, research centers, and other institutions. https://www.iucn.org/theme/ecosystem-management/our-work/ecosystem-based-approaches-climate-change-adaptation/friends-eba-feba/feba-members On-going
Policy influencing/advocacyThe Nature-based Solutions for Climate Manifesto by Parties at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit demonstrated a widescale appreciation for the role of ecosystem-based approaches to tackle climate challenges and enhance ecosystem resilience, and encouraged world leaders to divert their attention and investments to NbS for climate. http://wedocs.unep.org/xmlui/handle/20.500.11822/29705Completed
Policy influencing/advocacyThrough FEBA, both the EbA Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/feba_eba_qualification_and_quality_criteria_final_en.pdf) and the Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions (https://www.adaptationcommunity.net/download/ME-Guidebook_EbA.pdf) were published which set the first global standards for EbA as well as how to design effective M&E frameworks.Completed
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: