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1 Building regionally and nationally tailored-based Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) in Mesoamerica

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3 Decision support knowledge base Analysis on: water and climate change governance mechanisms Scenarios of climate change effects on livelihoods Building discourse Capacity building Participation Social platforms Improved policy and institutional environment in pilot sites CRiSTAL Adaptation action plans in demonstration sites Governance arrangements

4 The project s approach Transboundary basins Demonstration sites: at the micro-basin level Strengthening livelihoods Building resilience of ecosystems Building capacities for good water governance Strengthening existing water platforms at the basin and micro-basin level

5 Adaptation action plans Pilot sites identification Stakeholder identification Capacity building CRiSTAL application and validation with communities Water and climate change governance mechanisms Study & Climate Scenarios Elaboration of adaptation action plan Implementati on of adaptation action plan

6 Community-based Risk Screening Adaptation and Livelihoods Combining a secured natural resource base, reduced exposure to natural hazards, and diversified livelihood activities can increase local resilience to CC CC adaptation strategies must be rooted locally, based on local conditions, strengths and needs

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10 Risks and impacts of climate extremes Retaining wall against flooding. To the right, banana plantations (Panama) Destroyed road by changes in the river path. To the left, plantain crops (Costa Rica)

11 Livelihoods and vulnerability Up to 80% of yield production loss (cocoa plantation) main income source Sedimentation due to upstream deforestation and flash floods. Direct impacts in transport and commerce

12 Adaptation action plan in the Yorkin micro watershed Strengthening local governance structures Improve capacities for local water governance Focus on recovery of areas with deep slopes: soil conservation and reforestation Cocoa management and staple grain diversification

13 Governance structure Sixaola watershed Local decisions on adaptation measures escalate to other levels and demonstration sites Local Committee Lower San Miguel/Tablas Agreement for Border Cooperation Costa Rica Panama Permanent Binational Commission Costa Rica - Panama Sixaola Technical Binational Commission Projects and Programmes Local Committee Yorkin/Guabo Adaptation policies trickle down at the watershed level

14 Nature based solutions are our best chance to confront climate change

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