A remote-sensing team member studies devices.
© Benjamin Drummond
The project will demonstrate the potential for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to provide a cost-effective response to individual communities' climate change adaptation needs.
This will include not only making the case for EbA as an effective adaptation tool against increasing climate change driven threats such as drought and coastal vulnerability, but also quantifying the co-benefits that EbA options can provide (e.g. carbon storage and sequestration, fish nursery habitat, pollination services, etc.). Such information is critical for helping decision-makers weigh the relative merits of the range of potential adaptation options that may be available, for any given adaptation context.
Tracking the implementation and results of EbA activities is therefore essential for assessing the cost effectiveness of EbA as well as the impacts of EbA on communities and biodiversity.