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

As of: August 2018

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

  • Project in implementation
  • The project will improve and adapt the tool „Climate Proofing for Development“ to the needs of the tourism sector. Furthermore, it will identify innovative financing instruments for EbA and adapt existing financing mechanisms to increase public-private sector investments.
  • A virtual collaboration and education platform with a focus on EbA and the private sector will be developed, based also on the experiences from the BMUB project “Mainstreaming EbA” and the BMZ project “Adaptation of the private sector to climate change”.

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


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