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UNEP video: What is ecosystem-based adaptation?


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The United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Climate Change Adaptation Unit introduces a new animation video to explain the concept of ecosystem-based adaptation.

Healthy ecosystems reduce the negative impacts of climate change on people. Coastal habitats like mangroves provide natural flood defences, well-protected lakes retain water sources during droughts, and urban forests prevent flooding in cities by absorbing water into the ground. This approach of using ecosystem services as part of a holistic strategy to adapt to climate change is called ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA).

Watch the video here. 

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