Ecosystem-based approaches to building resilience in urban areas: towards a framework for decision-making criteria

Posted on: 31 Dec 2014 / Submitted by: Silvia
This paper focuses on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in urban areas, exploring the vast potential benefits that might be gained from using the multiple functions performed by large, often contiguous and interconnected, natural ecosystems such as soils, wetlands, catchments and coral reefs. With a growing number of implementation projects and key challenges in performance-management, this paper aims to open the debate on what constitutes effective urban EbA.
Marlene Laros, Sarah Birch, Jenny Clover, 
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Background Paper
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Community participation
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)