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Solutions in Nature: Lessons from Fiji and Timor-Leste

April 22, 2022

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is a critical part of the global solution to climate change. As a type of nature-based solution (NbS) for adaptation, EbA includes restoring, protecting, and managing ecosystems to ensure their health and the long-term effectiveness of the services they provide. When implemented correctly, these approaches help reduce vulnerabilities to climate risks, enhance livelihoods, and promote biodiversity conservation. 

Many countries are already using EbA to help build resilience to the impacts of climate change. In order to maximize its uptake and benefits, it is critical to integrate EbA actions into a country’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

This video features two countries—Fiji and Timor-Leste—that are effectively scaling up EbA actions through their NAP processes.