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EbA South book chapter published on Handbook of Climate Change Management

Posted on: 27 Jun 2021 / Submitted by: Tatirose Vijitpan

Written based on the experience and lessons learned from the EbA South implementation in Nepal, we are delighted to inform you that our book chapter “Participatory Process for Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaptation in a Mountainous District of Nepal” has been published on Handbook of Climate Change Management.


It can be cited as: Fu C., Vijitpan T., Bogati R., Shrestha T.K., Wang G. (2021) Participatory Process for Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaptation in a Mountainous District of Nepal. In: Leal Filho W., Luetz J., Ayal D. (eds) Handbook of Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham.


Abstract: Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is becoming a preferred climate change adaptation approach worldwide. However, in mountain ecosystems, little has been documented about the practical governance and institutional challenges of EbA implementation and how to tackle them through participatory processes. This article describes a participatory process that involved multiple institutions and individuals in the implementation of EbA interventions during 2014–2018 for watershed restoration in Lamjung, a vulnerable mountainous district of Nepal. It also briefly reports site-specific EbA interventions and accomplishments in Lamjung. Finally, key lessons learned in the process from the perspective of local implementation, national governance, and international technical cooperation are presented. Such lessons learned are expected to be transformed into practice in other developing countries within the mountain context for promoting replication and upscaling of EbA.

Chao Fu, Tatirose Vijitpan, Ramji Bogati, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Guoqin Wang 
Cross Cutting:
Awareness raising
Capacity building
Community participation
Education & Research
Indigenous knowledge
South-South cooperation
Technology transfer