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

Authors: Marlene Laros, Sarah Birch, Jenny Clover, ICLEI-Africa 

Year: 2013

Summary: 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