This policy document aism to address and raise awareness of the social dimension of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change, laying particular emphasis on: i) the social impacts of EbA on global national and regional level and local communities and ii) social considerations in designing and implementing EbA. By highlighting appropriate methods and measures by which these issues can be addressed, the paper will provide information to facilitate successful EbA implementation and thereby the delivery of the expected benefits for local communities as well as for the authorities coping with climate change-related challenges and nature protection issues.

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Organization: UNEP

Topics: Land Use Management, Environment, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Policy Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English