SP 5.2 Exploring the potential of ecosystem based approaches – Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) and ECOsystem based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)

 Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Penn Room I

Nature based solutions have been gaining increased relevance as ways to adapt to climate change and decrease the risk of natural hazards. Although sharing similar goals, Ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) and Ecosystem based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) have traditionally been developed separately. Nonetheless, there is an urgent need to increase collaboration between both communities. This session will present the most recent knowledge on EbA and Eco-DRR, combined with good practice case studies.
Following three presentations on the integration of nature based solutions, participants will be invited to discuss lessons learned and next steps for science, policy and practice.

Organised by Mário Pulquério, Tânia Salvaterra, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Karin Allenbach, Mila Lomarda, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Partners United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Germany
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy
Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Forest and Environment, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany
Writtle College, United Kingdom
Chair Horst Korn, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany
Rapporteur Tania Salvaterra, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Presentations

Integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction through ecosystems: opportunities, co-benefits and unintended side effects
Fabrice G. Renaud, UNU-EHS, Germany
Marisol Estrella, UNEP, Switzerland

Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?
Jaroslav Mysiak, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy

National case studies integrating ecosystem based measures
Pierre Ibisch, Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Forest and Environment, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany
Peter Hobson, Writtle College, United Kingdom

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