Ecosystem-based adaptation measures for integrated coastal and marine zone management
As of: October 2021
Peru’s coastline is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The important economic sectors, tourism and fishery, are dependent on a variety of ecosystem services. The project integrates ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) measures into coastal zone management at all levels in the strategic planning and investment processes. It gathers climate relevant information with the help of a monitoring system. Building on this, it develops EbA measures for selected ecosystems in a systematic manner. The project supports the integration and implementation of EbA in investment projects, thereby, improving political and legal framework for integrated coastal zone management. Strengthening institutional capabilities and involving local actors into decision and management processes contributes to the sustainability. In addition, the project supports the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy and Finance to integrate the EbA approach into cross-sectoral budget plans.