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Toward gender-responsive ecosystem-based adaptation: Why it’s needed and how to get there

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Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) has emerged as a key approach to addressing the impacts of climate change while reducing people’s vulnerability. Though gender considerations are recognised as important to the success of EbA, there is limited evidence to date that EbA initiatives have systematically taken a gender-responsive approach. This report illustrates the importance of integrating gender considerations in EbA actions and provides concrete examples of how this can be done in practice. It is designed for EbA practitioners and adaptation policy-makers, including government decision-makers and technical support staff, civil society organisations, private sector enterprises, and research institutions. Gender-based violence is identified throughout the publication as a risk.

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