Climate-Smarting Marine Protected Areas and Coastal Management in the Mesoamerican Reef Region
As of: March 2019
Objective and activities
The project aims to mainstream climate-smart principles into Marine Protected Areamanagement and coastal development policies in countries bordering the Mesoamerican Reef with a view to improve the adaptive capacities of coastal communities in the region. Specific, e.g. ecosystem-based, adaptation options will be determined in a cross-sector and stakeholder-driven decision-making process applying science-based tools including ecological risk assessments and cost-benefit analyses that integrate climate change and social development scenarios, ecosystem services modelling and green vs. grey infrastructure. While informing relevant policy and management frameworks, adaptation measures will be implemented in selected coastal areas in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The project will enhance knowledge and capacities at local and national levels, contribute to national adaptation policies and action plans and make bestpractices available at relevant national and international fora.