PEBACC or the Pacific Ecosystems-based Adaptation to Climate Change Project is a five year project that explores and promotes Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) options for adapting to climate change. The Project is implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Governments of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The overall intended outcome of the project is: EbA is integrated into development, climate change adaptation and natural resource management policy and planning processes in three Pacific island countries providing replicable models for other countries in the region.
The PEBACC Project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
What is Ecosystems-based Adaptation or nature-based solutions?
Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is a holistic approach to adaptation planning that seeks to harness the potential of healthy ecosystems and biodiversity to strengthen social and ecological resilience.
EbA is a nature-based solution and is increasingly seen as a pragmatic and sustainable option for securing resilience in social and ecological systems impacted by climate change.
Fijian families continue to rely on the ecosystems for their livelihoods, father and children at Somosomo village, Taveuni, 2016. Photo: PEBACC Project