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Learning Brief 4 - Making the case for policy change and financing for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This brief is part of a series of learning briefs produced by UNDP. These briefs draw together experiences and lessons learned from working on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) within the global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) 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.

This learning brief highlights how the Mountain EbA 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. The Brief further explains how the Programme has made the case for long-term, sustained financing for EbA through public finance, incentive schemes and Payments for Ecosystem Services. The information is a summary from the Programme’s legacy report, Making the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The Global Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal, Peru and Uganda.

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  • Project Brief / Fact Sheet