Biodiversity and Climate in the Mata Atlântica - Training Course: Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change

IP Wave

Country: Brazil

Client: GIZ

Project Duration: 05/2014 - 08/2014

Value of Service: 28,000 €

The purpose of this project is to prepare, implement and follow up four three-day training courses on how to integrate ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change (EbA) into development planning. In this context, there is a special focus on the stabilisation or, respectively, creation of ecosystem-based services as a basis for the adaptation of humans to climate change. After an introduction to the topic, participants apply – based on the OECD methodology – the Harvard Case Method on concrete case studies from their working environment. By these means, they will be (1) able to scope their development goals regarding climate change threats or opportunities, (2) identify vulnerabilities, (3) identify adaptation options, (4) apply a multi-criteria analysis to detect the best options, (5) analyse the situation of ecosystems needed for the EbA option, and (6) develop an action plan to implement the selected options. The target group is senior and junior staff of governmental and non-governmental organisations on national, province and municipal level.

Main Services Provided: 


  • Preparation of training materials adapted to the local context
  • Implementation of the training courses in Brazil (in cooperation with the IICA)
  • Preparation of training reports and a post-evaluation report, including lessons learnt
  • Preparation of a proposal on how to adapt the training to the private sector
  • Preparation and presentation of a proposal for a training-of-trainers, to consider EbA at the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy