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Ecosystem-based Adaptation strategies to climate change in Colombia and Ecuador

As of: May 2018

Objective and activities

The project contributes to the reduction of climate change vulnerability of local communities in the project regions of Colombia and Ecuador. It integrates the ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approach in relevant politics, plans and strategies of governmental bodies and implements its measures. Local-level strategies will be planned and implemented. The understanding of climate risks and reactivities will be strengthened for national and local authorities through capacity development in both project countries. The adoption of the EbA approach by governmental bodies, the private sector, local communities and other stakeholders will be supported via political instruments.

State of implementation/results

  • In Ecuador and Colombia existing vulnerability analysis as well as climate data were analysed. Identified information gaps were covered by punctual studies.
  • In Colombia EbA-measures were identifified, assessed and prioritized: 4.300 m2 are in process of restoration through implementation of EbA measures.
  • -- In Ecuador 33.083 plants were handed over tot he communities for implementation of agroforestry activities in the buffer zone of dry forest. 167 families will benefit from the activities.
  • In Cartagena more than 30 companies from the private sector participated in three training courses in order to integrate EbA as part of the corporate strategies.
  • In Colombia, the capacity development program has been developed and coordinated with the partners, three modules were implemented; in Ecuador, a first draft has been elaborated and the consultation process is currently underway.

Project data

Colombia, Ecuador

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Ecuador, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Ecuador,Ministry of Environment - Ecuador,Research Institute for Marine and Coastal Areas (INVEMAR) - Colombia

BMU grant:
€ 3,300,000

09/2014 till 09/2018


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