ALivE EbA Planning Tool: User Manual

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) & UN Environment Programme-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP)

Authors: Anika Terton and Angie Dazé

Published Time: 2020


ALivE Planning Tool is a computer-based tool designed to support its users in organising and analysing information to plan effective EbA options within a broader EbA planning process. ALivE stands for Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystems. It is a rapid qualitative assessment technique that can be applied in any ecosystem, enabling the users to:

  • Understand and analyse linkages among ecosystems, livelihoods and climate change.

  • Identify and prioritise EbA options for community and ecosystem resilience.

  • Design project activities that facilitate implementation of priority EbA options.

  • Identify key elements and indicators for a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.

This user manual provides you with detailed guidance on applying ALivE as part of the EbA planning process. In addition to step-by-step instructions for using the tool itself, the manual provides a framework and methodologies for collecting and organising the information required to use ALivE, as well as guidance on identifying entry points for integrating EbA into policies and planning processes.

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