Ecosystem Based Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction Course.

Disasters have multiple impacts e.g., losses of lives, devastating impacts on infrastructure, damage to ecosystems
and undermining development. On top of this, climate change is expected to aggravate existing disaster risks in
many regions of the world. There is a need for increased awareness amongst practitioners, policymakers and
researchers on the latest advances in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
The term “Ecosystem-based Adaptation” (EbA) refers to the use of natural systems as a way to buffer the worst
impacts of climate change, maintain the resilience of natural ecosystems, their ecosystem services and the species
that support them, and help people and communities adapt to changing conditions.