Wise Use of Caribbean Wetlands for Climate Change Mitigation and Conservation of their Ecosystem Services. - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Wise Use of Caribbean Wetlands for Climate Change Mitigation and Conservation of their Ecosystem Services.

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims to improve the conservation and wise use of Caribbean wetlands for climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as biodiversity conservation. Through assessments of the vulnerability of selected Ramsar Sites to climate change, their subsequent monitoring and capacity building the project will address the lack of institutional capacity, weak polices and the missing information on the status of Caribbean Ramsar Sites to develop mechanisms that will provide governments with on the ground information in order to take action against possible negative changes to their wetlands. The result of the assessment and implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Maritime Spatial Planning will improve legislation and regulations and the incorporation of these into planning and management tools will strengthen the governance of Caribbean wetlands. The project contributes to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention Strategic Plan 2016 – 2024 and the Aichi Targets

Project data

Country:
Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Suriname

Implementing organisation:
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - Switzerland

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment - Antigua and Barbuda
  • Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management and Information - Grenada
  • Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) - Belize
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) - Cuba
  • Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change - Jamaica

BMU grant:
3.706.090,00 €

Duration:
03/2020  till  02/2024




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