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Scaling-up Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures in rural Latin America

As of: December 2021

Latin American countries are severely affected by impacts of climate change and associated extreme weather events. The project increases the resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems in rural areas of the partner countries. To this end, it develops and implements proven, innovative and cost-effective EbA approaches in different ecosystems. It also strengthens the capacity of a wide range of actors, including national and local government and civil society organisations, the private sector, service providers and rural communities. It also embeds EbA practices into the revised NDCs, sectoral plans and national adaptation plans to better achieve national adaptation goals. The project ensures long-term impact in partner countries through, among other things, the (further) development of innovative financial instruments and products, improved governance and knowledge exchange.

State of implementation/results

  • An internal kick off workshop for the project EbA LAC program was held from August 9 to 13 in Costa Rica; delegates from the three countries from IUCN, CATIE and GIZ participated. The result was a common understanding about the demands and challenges of the program in management and content, as well as coordinating and communicating effectively.
  • The program has been presented on May 26yh at the 7th EbA Knowledge Day in the session on “Overcoming Barriers to Adaptation: Employing Innovative EbA Approaches to Upscale Nature-based Solutions (NbS)”

Project data

Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Ecuador
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - Guatemala

Implementing partner(s):
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - Switzerland
  • Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) - Costa Rica

BMU grant:
20.000.000,00 €

11/2020  till  10/2025


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