Saving the Seychelles - Reforestation to fight climate change
06 December 2019
In a project titled EbA South, UNEP and the Seychellois government are working with people like Victorin Laboudallon to use nature as a defence against climate change. Planting mangroves can be a cost-effective way of reducing coastal erosion and flooding caused by rising sea levels. This way of using nature’s services to adapt to climate change is known as ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). The project is also carrying out EbA activities in the deserts of Mauritania and the mountain forests of Nepal, and in the process, exchanging key EbA lessons between these three countries. EbA South is implemented by UNEP and executed by the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), through the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS). The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).