Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean: The EbA-Facility
As of: July 2020
Objective and activities
The small island developing states (SIDS ) in the Caribbean are heavily affected by the consequences of climate change due to their geographical positions. Intact and resilient coastal ecosystems help to improve the protection of people in the region from severe weather events such as hurricanes. The project provides technical and financial support to SIDS in implementing ecosystem-based adaptation measures (EbA). The EbA Facility, which is set up as a repayment fund under the auspices of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), is a flexible financing instrument set up for this purpose. Measures and individual projects with an average volume of around 0.5 to 1.5 million US dollars are funded with selective capacity support, within the framework of calls for proposals. The individual projects in the SIDS can also network, share experiences and learn from each other through events such as workshops.
State of implementation/results
- At the end of 2018, the first "Call for proposals" was launched.
- Eleven individual projects were selected in SIDS and are now to be implemented
- The second "Call for proposal" was launched on 26 of February 2020 during a two-day workshop for the winners of the 1st ideas competition. Organizations can apply for the second call until the end of April 2020.