Ecosystems serve as natural buffers against extreme weather, protecting vital infrastructure and saving lives, while simultaneously providing many other crucial benefits such as food and water. Climate related disruptions in agriculture and food production are likely to impact supply chains and global trade. Ecosystem based adaptations (EbA) are a cost-effective and sustainable way to address climate resilience challenges. One of the main barriers for EbAs is the lack of public and private funding for their testing, implementation, and mainstreaming.
We invest in partnerships that focus on testing and scaling-up EbA approaches. Our partnerships support the sustainable use, management, and restoration of ecosystems by involving local communities as the stewards, knowledge-holders, and owners of those resources.
Scaling up ecosystem-based adaptation
We focus on scaling up EbA by investing in new and proven solutions, technologies, and approaches. Our investments serve to connect communities with practitioners to encourage learning and the transfer of best practices across regions.
We also invest in nature-based solutions that reduce climate risks for built infrastructure and communities, such as investment in mangrove restoration for coastal protection and forest management for slope stability.
Ecosystem restoration and management
We invest in programmes that increase the capacity of vulnerable communities to implement ecosystem restoration, management, and conservation initiatives from an EbA perspective.
We invest in the development, testing, and scaling of low-cost, low-carbon agricultural solutions that increase climate resilience. Doing so, we expect to integrate traditional and local knowledge, and support smallholders to improve productivity while reducing the impacts of extreme weather events on their farms.