Ecosystem-based adaptation - using nature to help address climate change
Climate Change Resilience, Island and Ocean Ecosystems
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Politicians, scientists and experts are currently debating appropriate ways to adapt to and reduce the impacts of climate change. Responses to climate change have been largely considered from the perspective of building different types of physical infrastructure. This information brief introduces the concept of investing in natural infrastructure that is, Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change that Pacific Island communities can use to live healthy, culturally rich and secure lives, and governments can support through effective national development planning.