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Action Pledges


Promoting the development and dissemination of methods and tools for assessment and improvement of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) planning, measures and actions, including integration with sustainable development

Partner International Union for Conservation of Nature (World Conservation Union , IUCN)

Date of submission 01/05/2009


IUCN Action pledge

The action pledge refers to the thematic area of the Nairobi work programme on Adaptation planning and practices.  In particular, IUCN pledges to:

  • Promote the development and dissemination of tools and methods for ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Implement ecosystem-based adaptation projects
  • Collect and disseminate information on ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Further communication and dialogue amidst multiple stakeholders on ecosystem-based adaptation, from national to international level
Action pledge updates 

IUCN Action pledge update. Developing and disseminating methods and tools

Developing practical tool kits in support of adaptation planning and implementation.

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned and future challenges and opportunities".


Climate change and development project update


Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network (ELAN) update


Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative update


Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) update

Further information

IUCN climate change initiative
Mangroves for the Future Initiative
Water and Nature Initiative
CHANGE toolkit

Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Sector Oceans and coastal areas
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Methods and tools
Target group Academics
Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.