Chaired by PlanAdapt
The FEBA Urban EbA Working Group, chaired by PlanAdapt, convened from 2020 – 2021 to bring together researchers and practitioners from the fields of urban development, climate change, EbA and green-grey infrastructure to share successes and failures to help learn from past projects and improve future urban EbA initiatives.
Climate justice for people and nature through urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A focus on the Global South
This report on behalf of the Urban EbA Working Group demonstrated practical examples of urban EbA interventions gathered through an online survey and it explores their links with seven EbA Social Principles:
- participation and inclusiveness,
- capacity building,
- fairness and equitability,
- integration of traditional/local knowledge,
- livelihood improvement,
- gender consideration and
- appropriateness of scale.
Alongside an analysis of 31 practical examples of urban EbA interventions, six in-depth case study narratives are further explored through multimedia StoryMaps. By analysing the surveyed case studies through the lens of the EbA Social Principles, this paper demonstrates the potential of EbA interventions to deliver climate-just outcomes for urban areas in the Global South.
This paper demonstrates EbA interventions’ potential to deliver climate-just outcomes for urban areas in the Global South. The technical paper is available to download here and the case study StoryMaps are viewable here.
Climate Justice for People and Nature through Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation
30 March 2022, 11:00 Geneva (CET) / 12:00 Nairobi (EAT) / 16:00 Ha Noi (ICT) at The Nature of Cities (TNOC) Festival
Hosted by the FEBA Urban EbA Working Group at the Nature of Cities festival, this session built on the publication “Climate Justice for People and Nature through Urban EbA: A focus on the Global South” to approaches to identifying and integrating climate justice into adaptation efforts across cities in the Global South. Speakers presented the social principles of ecosystem-based adaptation identified by the report, and discussed how these principles are implemented in their work around the world. The session convened actors across environment, social development, urban planning and more with the shared goal of building more resilient, sustainable, just and livable cities.
Climate Justice for People and Nature through Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A focus on the Global South
Urban October Webinar and Technical Publication Launch
28 October 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 Berlin time (CEST)
Ecosystems and their services can additionally deliver climate-just outcomes, particularly in urban areas of the Global South. In August 2021, FEBA’s Urban EbA Working Group published the joint technical paper ‘Climate Justice for people and nature through urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): A focus on the Global South’. The paper 1) gathers practical examples of urban EbA interventions around the world; and 2) explores their links with seven EbA Social Principles related to climate justice.