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Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda through ecosystem-based adaptation

As of: September 2021

The project will support the implementation of ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) in Guatemala and India as a contribution to the synergetic achievement of NDCs and SDGs. A core deliverable of the project is a roadmap in each partner country that includes prioritized actions for the better implementation of EbA and the conditions for their successful implementation. The project will develop a better understanding of criteria and preconditions for EbA measures to contribute to both NDCs and SDGs through inclusive, participatory multi-stakeholder dialogues at local and national level. To contribute to communities’ resilience, food security and poverty reduction and to ensure the social dimension of sustainability, the project will take due account of the principles laid out in the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land - VGGTs”.

State of implementation/results

  • Organization of the 2nd National Forum on EbA to Climate Change in Guatemala with the participation of representatives from civil society, business, government, academia, and international cooperation. The importance of EbA for a Post-Covid-19 economic recovery was highlighted.
  • Empirical studies on EbA effectiveness and success factors were conducted in Guatemala and India together with local partners. Study results on EbA effectiveness were integrated into Guatemala's Third Communication to the UNFCCC.
  • Establishment of a technical advisory group for EbA in Guatemala and integration into the Guatemalan climate change science system.
  • Conduction of the 2nd EbA State Dialogue to discuss a strategy for EbA upscaling with relevant stakeholders in Maharashtra, India.
  • Establishment of an EbA News Channel on TMG Research's Enabling Sustainability Medium platform. This news channel provides information on current project results.
  • Hosting the side event "Projects never fail, and projects never scale: How to improve donor-funded projects to create a more enabling environment for upscaling EbA?" at the Global Soil Week 2019 in Nairobi.

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Project data

Guatemala, India

Implementing organisation:
TMG Research gGmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Guatemala
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - India

Implementing partner(s):
  • Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Mitij Ixoq' - Guatemala
  • Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Guatemala/Mesoamerica

BMU grant:
2.444.490,00 €

01/2018  till  12/2021


Supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals through Ecosystem-based Adaptation (PDF, 1,38 MB, english)

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