You are here: Home / Database / Publication and reports / Assessment of the potential of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Europe
(u'biodiversityresource',)
Original page

Publications and Reports

Assessment of the potential of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Europe (2011)

Description

This study aimed to address current knowledge gaps regarding the uptake and implementation of ecosystem-based approaches and thereby gain a better understanding of their role and potential in climate change adaptation and mitigation in Europe. A database of 161 applicable projects, five in-depth case studies, targeted interviews with European Commission officials and a literature review served as the basis for this assessment. Using these sources, this study sought to illuminate the success factors leading to and obstacles hindering the implementation of ecosystem-based approaches in climate change programmes at local, regional, national and transnational levels and provide appropriate recommendations for overcoming existing obstacles. Furthermore, evidence on the costs and benefits of ecosystem-based approaches has been collected and compared to the costs and benefits of traditional engineered approaches for addressing climate change and its impacts.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
European Commission

Keywords

buffer, carbon sequestration, carbon stock, ecological networks, ecosystems, resilience, water flow, water storage

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterisation

Europe

Document Actions