Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Mitigation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Mitigation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Mitigation is managing and rehabilitating ecosystems for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Mitigation is managing and rehabilitating ecosystems for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

UNDP-GEF promotes pro-poor ecosystem-based adaptation and mitigation approaches that foster inclusive, economic development and socio-ecological resilience in the face of climate change.  Policy, legislative and regulatory reforms that work to provide equitable access to shared natural resources, will work to eradicate extreme poverty through sustainable development.

UNDP-GEF supports countries to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into national development and poverty reduction strategies and plans to protect the natural resource base and address the needs and livelihoods of the most vulnerable groups, including women and indigenous peoples. UNDP-GEF is committed to:

  • Promoting ecosystem resilience;
  • Fostering ecosystem-based adaptation to and mitigation of climate change; and
  • Strengthen the ability of protected areas to enable climate change adaptation and mitigation.

UNDP-GEF's support for sustainable forest management (SFM) is under way in forest landscapes across the world with a total area of over 1.1 million hectares. UNDP-GEF's USD 700 million Adaptation portfolio helps national governments develop and implement adaptation strategies, including elements that are ecosystem-based. This work is funded through the Adaptation Fund, the Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA), the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).