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Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in cooperation with the private sector in Mexico

As of: January 2020

Objective and activities

Mexico has great potential to build climate change resilience by conserving its natural capital. To reduce social vulnerability to climate change, the project fosters the integration of biodiversity into economic development, decision-making processes and sectoral investments.Thus, it contributes to the linkage and fulfillment of the INDC and the Aichi-Targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The project will work in three regions with high tourism potential, biodiversity and vulnerability to CC. It will build capacity of key actors for EbA, analyze climate change impacts and their linkage with ecosystem services, strengthen inter-sectoral cooperation to integrate ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) into sectoral investment plans and programs, identify financing mechanisms, and implement pilot EbA measures with the tourism sector in different ecosystems, taking into account traditional knowledge and protected Areas.

State of implementation/results

  • Through continuous consultancy from SECTUR, the topic of climate change is to be integrated into the sector programme for tourism 2019-2014
  • Sustainable and Social Tourism Summit 2019 (June 2019, Cancún): active participation in order to prominently represent the issues of climate and adaptation
  • In October 2019, the project partners organised the 1st National Conference on ADAPTUR: Concepts for cooperation on climate issues were discussed with government representatives from the national, state and local levels
  • Pilot region San Miguel de Allende: Through continuous capacity-building measures (including a field trip to the watershed by entrepreneurs, civil society and the press), the cooperation between civil society and private actord has improved in order to take the first steps towards solving the water problem in San Miguel de Allende
  • Pilot region Riviera Nayarit/Jalisco: Support for the development of the urban action plan on climate change in Puerto Vallarta and signing of a cooperation agreement with the business association AEEBA of Puerto Vallarta (State of Jalisco) and Bahia de Banderas (State of Nayarit)
  • Pilot region Riviera Maya: Together with the protected area authority CONANP, ADAPTUR organised an international workshop on the protection of the Meso-American coral reef on 8 March 2019 with over 70 participants from science, the public sector and civil society
  • International Nature Park Congress (October 2019, Lima / Peru): Project presentation ADAPTUR together with CONANP
  • Sustainable and Social Tourism Summit 2019 (June 2019, Cancún): presentation via Anpassungsmaβnahmen in the tourism sector of ADAPTUR
  • Tianguis Turístico 2019: Mexico's most important tourism conference (April 2019 in Acapulco): Presentation by ADAPTUR on climate risks in tourism
  • Forum on sustainable tourism in Nayarit (March 2019, Bahia de Banderas): Speech to delegates and senators on climate risks in the tourism sector
  • International Conference to save the coral reefs of the Mexican Caribbean (March 2019, Cancún): Exchange between scientists and actors of the Riviera Maya, organized jointly with CONANP
  • With support of ADAPTUR, the Mexican Ministry of Tourism SECTUR has published a new version of the strategy for the integration of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the tourism sector, which now also includes climate and adaptation issues
  • Climate Change Conference State of Guanajuato (November 2018, San Miguel de Allende): ADAPTUR presents climate risks for the tourism sector
  • Current information on the knowledge and dialogue platform

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) - Mexico, National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) - Mexico
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico,National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) - Mexico,National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) - Mexico,National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) - Mexico

BMU grant:
€ 4,000,000

09/2017 till 08/2021