Q: Why don’t we hear more about nature-based solutions?
A: Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) solutions are often complex and therefore hard to explain in today’s fast-paced media. EbA’s effectiveness in reducing risk is also not completely understood yet.
Q:Can EbA be applied in metropolitan areas?
A: EbA can be just as applicable in an urban setting as it is in rural. However, EbA should not be the only solution – a systems approach must be taken.
Q:Did EbA play a role in the climate negotiations in Paris?
A: Yes. The Paris agreement acknowledges that climate change is/will continue impacting communities, so climate change adaptation through EbA is essential.
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