Promoting ecosystems for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

The main focus of the paper is to examine potential areas of integration and synergy, highlighting how sustainable ecosystems management approaches help facilitate integration of CCA and DRR. A total of 38 (Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid Eco-DRR/CCA) projects were examined in terms of their aims, assessments, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and policy and institutional contexts to understand how in practice these approaches differ and overlap and to find key integration points. This paper identifies five areas for Eco-DRR and EBA integration in project design and implementation, namely: Defining aims of the project; Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments; Project implementation: methods, approaches, tools; Monitoring and Evaluation; and Policy and institutional engagements.