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Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean: The EbA-Facility

As of: September 2021

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

  • The first "call for proposals" was launched at the end of 2018.
  • Eleven individual projects were selected in SIDS and are now being implemented.
  • Projects are currently working with the EbA Facility to develop their annual implementation plans.
  • The evaluation of the 2nd Call for Proposals (CfP) project proposals was completed in March 2021. From the 79 project concepts that reached the EbA Facility under the 2nd CfP, 8 projects with a total budget of $11.7 million were selected for funding.-- The third call for ideas and the start of implementation of the 2nd CfP projects are scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

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Project data

Country:
Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Political partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

Implementing partner(s):
  • Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF)

BMU grant:
45.000.000,00 €

Duration:
12/2016  till  12/2025


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