Climate justice for people and nature through urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): a focus on the Global South

Ecosystems have the potential to significantly improve the liveability of our increasingly urbanised world. The Global South in particular stands to benefit from Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approaches. These benefits include food and water security, job creation and greater community cohesion and empowerment. This joint technical paper discusses urban EbA interventions in the Global South and explores their links with seven proposed EbA Social Principles. These EbA Social Principles are Participation and inclusiveness, Capacity building, Fairness and equitability, Integration of indigenous and local knowledge, Livelihood improvement, Gender consideration and Appropriateness of scale.