Toward gender-responsive ecosystem-based adaptation

Climate change and the biodiversity crisis are driving a demand for actions that build long-term resilience of societies, ecosystems, and economies. EbA uses natural systems to build the resilience of ecosystems, as well as the communities that depend on them. This process provides an opportunity to actively promote gender equality when applying a gender-responsive approach. Toward Gender-Responsive Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Why it's needed and how to get there provides an understanding of the importance of using a gender-responsive approach to EbA. This report describes key building blocks for effective and gender-just EbA, and includes on-the ground examples of them being put into practice. The guidance and recommendations provided by this report can help EbA practitioners and adaptation policymakers, whether in governments, research institutions, businesses or civil societies.

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