Ecosystem-based adaptation measures for integrated coastal and marine zone management
As of: January 2021
Over 70% of Peru’s economic output is generated by the country’s coastal region, which is particularly affected by the consequences of climate change. In addition to fishing, tourism is increasingly establishing itself as another important economic sector in these areas., exacerbating usage pressure on the coastal ecosystems. The project integrates ecosystem-based, climate change adaptation aspects into strategic planning and investment processes at national, regional and local levels, implementing them into selected ecosystems. Together with local research institutions, the project partners systematically collect climate change-relevant, ecological and socio-economic information. Implemented jointly by the Ministry of the Environment, regional governments, the private sector and civil society, the measures are carried out in three ecosystems. The experiences gained from the project are disseminated, enabling them to be transferred to other regions and biological habitats.