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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is a coherent approach...

for utilising the role that well-functioning ecosystems can play in achieving these positive societal and development outcomes.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is to be implemented as part of South Africa's overall climate change adaptation strategy, in support of a long-term, equitable transition to a climate-resilient economy and society.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to support communities to adapt to life in a less predictable climate system. Investments in the management, restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems and their services are investments in the communities that depend on them.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation efforts can lessen flooding, improve water and soil quality, and contribute to livelihood opportunities. They deliver benefits for society and the environment at the same time and are an important way of safeguarding development in the face of climate change.