Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective: A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards

Many organizations, including members of the Friends of EbA network (FEBA)11 have gained both conceptual and practical experience in designing and implementing EbA measures in various regions, ecosystems, and levels of governance. These experiences provide a rich source of lessons and are a good entry point for improving our understanding about the essential “ingredients” for EbA application and how to effectively integrate such approaches into planning and decision making processes. This paper is based on a review and analysis of more than 30 publications from FEBA members and others actors; it includes key elements, principles, criteria, and indicators for defining EbA and for strengthening its integration into policy frameworks and implementation measures at different levels.