Healthy ecosystems can reduce the negative impacts of climate change. For example, coastal habitats like mangroves provide natural defenses against flooding, well-protected lakes retain water sources during droughts, and healthy forests reduce the risk of devastating wildfires. Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is an approach that uses these ecosystem services as part of a holistic adaptation strategy. Often through win-win outcomes, EbA protects vulnerable communities from extreme weather while providing a variety of benefits so crucial to human well-being, such as clean water and food.