EbA Tools Navigator

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About the EbA Tools Navigator

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) can help governments, civil society and communities manage climate change impacts. EbA is a nature-based approach that uses biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. Although there are hundreds of tools and methodologies available to support the integration of EbA into adaptation strategies, information about these tools and how to use them is not always easily accessible to those who need it. 

The new EbA Tools Navigator, developed by partners IIEDUNEP-WCMCIUCN and GIZ will help practitioners and policymakers include EbA into their climate adaptation planning.

The navigator is a searchable database of tools and methods relevant to EbA, providing practical information about more than 240 tools, methodologies and guidance documents. The tools featured cover an array of topics, including planning and assessments, implementation and valuation, monitoring and mainstreaming. 

It has been designed to help users find the most appropriate tools and methods to support their work and put them into practice. Detailed information is provided about each tool and how to apply it. Users can also add information about new tools not yet included, as well as their own experiences in applying particular tools for EbA. 

Members of the GIZ-supported international EbA community of practice and the IUCN-supported Friends of EbA (FEBA) network provided valuable feedback on early versions of the navigator.