26 Ago FINANCE OPTIONS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM-BASED ADAPTATION
Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation
strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. 1 It is a conceptual approach that
creates a link between biodiversity and ecosystem conservation approaches and sustainable socio-economic
development as part of an overall strategy to adapt to the shocks and risks of a changing climate. Drawing
from services of the natural environment 2, EbA actively uses ecosystems to increase, build and sustain resilient
human and natural systems.