Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Tools Navigator

Posted on: 4/18/2023 - Updated on: 5/01/2023

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Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is a nature-based approach that uses biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.

The EbA Tools Navigator is a searchable database of over 200 tools and methods relevant to EbA accompanied by some examples of tool application, which portray user experiences of various tools from around the world. In addition to containing tools and methods specifically designed for EbA, the Navigator content draws on a variety of relevant disciplines, including wider climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Users can search for tools in the database by using the Search page and choosing one or more criteria to help identify particular types of tools and methods. For example, search by ecosystem type, a stage of EbA or a scale of implementation, or combinations of these filters. The tools and methods from the database that meet your selection criteria will then be displayed below.


The Navigator aims to help EbA practitioners, planners, decision-makers and researchers easily find and understand the tools and methods available to support their work.

Managing Organizations

Friends of EbA (FEBA) is a global collaborative network of 90+ agencies and organisations involved in Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) working jointly to share experiences and knowledge, to improve the implementation of EbA related activities on the ground, and to have a stronger and more strategic learning and policy influence on EbA.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

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