Chaired by SwedBio
The Working Group on EbA & the SDGs, chaired by SwedBio, collaborated from 2021-2022 to produce report on the role of EbA in the successful implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, available below.
Ecosystem-based Adaptation and the successful implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Report by the FEBA EbA and SDGs Working Group
The EbA and SDGs Working Group of the Friends of EbA (FEBA), coordinated by SwedBio and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), launched a report at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.
Nature-based climate solutions such as EbA have an interconnected role across sustainable development goals – from health, water and nutrition to clean energy, sustainable infrastructure, and equality – with incredible potential to drive progress across the SDGs while building more equitable and resilient societies. This joint technical report, developed by the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in collaboration with SwedBio, dives into of the connections between EbA and each of the 17 SDGs, with each of the 17 sections addressing threats posed by climate change, ecosystem degradation, and/or biodiversity loss, including how these impede the achievement of a given SDG. Each section subsequently provides an overview of how an effectively implemented EbA approach can underpin successful achievement of a given SDG. The full bibliography provides context and information for expanding this knowledge base.