Commitment to Action

Demonstrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Commitment by

The Nature Conservancy

In 2009, The Nature Conservancy committed to work with partners to develop and demonstrate the concept and practice of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change through: 1) experimentation in a living laboratory of Nature Conservancy field projects to preserve and enhance the resilience of ecosystems; 2) development of a global portfolio of demonstration projects and an analytical framework, in partnership with others, to demonstrate how ecosystem services can provide cost-effective solutions; and, 3) creation of a political platform to challenge governments and others demonstrate ecosystem-based adaptation in practice.
As of 2011, The Nature Conservancy has established ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) demonstration projects in more than 12 countries and several states in the U.S., including: climate resilient water funds in the northern tropical Andes; integrated freshwater-forest adaptation program in western Tanzania; sea-level rise decision support tool in the U.S.; arid lands adaptation program in the Southwest U.S.; and forest restoration/adaptation program in Inner Mongolia.

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Commitment

Demonstrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$25,000,000

Region

Oceania, Latin America & Caribbean, Asia

Countries

Australia, BELIZE, BRAZIL, CHINA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, KENYA, MEXICO

Commitment by

The Nature Conservancy