Operationalizing Ecosystem Based Adaptation in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
To respond to this gap, the World Bank, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and in the context of the broader World Bank Netherland Partnership Program (BNPP), supported the development of a generic operational framework for considering and assessing EbA responses. This framework was piloted in two countries (Lao PDR and Vietnam), and produced several valuable pieces of work that are aimed at supporting the development of EbA responses and mainstreaming of EbA in policy and planning.
The development of the generic framework and associated products comes at an opportune time when international policy negotiators and national decision makers are taking steps to integrate and mainstream EbA in their policy and on-the-ground work. Interest in EbA is rapidly increasing and the approach is now considered an important aspect of “climate-smart” development.
Framework to Implement and Mainstream Ecosystem based AdaptationFramework to Implement EbA in the GMS to offer step-wise guidance on how to consider, develop, and implement EbA responses as well as how countries can mainstream EbA in their planning processes.
- Access the Customized Framework for Implementing EbA in Vietnam
- Access the Customized Framework for Implementing EbA in Lao PDR
- Access the Policy Brief for Vietnam
- Access the Policy Brief for Lao PDR
Supporting DocumentsLiterature Review that consolidates existing knowledge on EbA and its associated adaptation and policy issues and serves as a rigorous background for the frameworks.
- Access the Case Study for Vietnam
- Access the Case Study for Lao PDR