Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Decision Support Framework

EBA Decision Support - Moving from Principles to Practice

A new 'EBA Decision Support Framework' (EBA-DSF) is under development by UNEP and partners to assist national planners and decision-makers select, design, implement and track Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EBA) approaches as part of a wider adaptation strategy.

The EBA-DSF centers around four iterative steps and strategic considerations: Setting Adaptive Context – Selecting Appropriate Adaptation Options – Design for Change – Adaptive Implementation.

A Working Paper describing the framework is available here


The EBA-DSF is being evolved into a capacity building platform to support the implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and other adaptation actions. Near-future steps include pilot testing and refinement of the framework, as well as the development of practical modules for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), ecosystem-specific DSF's, and related training packages.

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