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EbA Finance Stories in China - Part 1

These stories were produced as part of the IKI project 'Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy', implemented by IIED, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC.

Farmer breeders in Stone Village.

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Farmers' Seed Network has been working with indigenous peoples in mountain communities for many years. Especially in Southwest China, which is rich in diverse ethnic groups and preserves traditional cultural knowledge.

​We explore effective governance mechanisms between farming system, biodiversity and traditional knowledge, cooperate with Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) sites to provide solutions to the challenges of socio-economic and climate change and promote sustainable development.

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a proven cost-effective approach to address interlinked societal challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change. Though there is still insufficient funding for it with little funding flowing to local implementers including local communities, indigenous people, local NGOs and governments.

Building on this knowledge, we collaborated with our long-term partner IIED to explore a case study on financing EbA. We are pleased to share, together with IIED, IUCN, and UNEP-WCMC, the launch of a collection of stories on financing for nature and climate. This collection explores four distinctive but complementary finance delivery mechanisms from China, Peru, Uganda and South Africa. Those mechanisms can help channel the much-needed finance for EbA to those local change makers so they can collectively implement EbA at scale.

Today we focus on the story of China and Uganda, both illustrating on channelling funding to IPLCs (Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities).

China Story

Community-based network

How organising farmers can channel finance for nature and climate to locally-led EbA

Read the story:

Uganda Story

Community Environment Conservation Fund

Getting money where it matters for scaling up EbA

Read the story:

In the coming September, there will be a series of story launching events, including the storymap and podcast.

Stay tuned!

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