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

As of: December 2019

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

XI Latin American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (May 16, 2018 in Mexico City): Participation of ADAPTUR at the Panel “Strategic Alliances to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”

  • Second Forum on Proven Environmental Measures related to the Tourism Sector (August 30, 2018 in Puerto Vallarta): Presentation of the Project ADAPTUR. In cooperation with the German-Mexican climate alliance it is planned to support the State Jalisco with the development of a climate law
  • Climate change conference in the state of Guanajuato (Nov. 2018, San Miguel de Allende): ADAPTUR presents the climate risks related to the tourism sector
  • With the help of ADAPTUR the Mexican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has published a new strategy for the integration of the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in the tourism sector. The new strategy contains now also topics related to the adaptation to climate change. In March 2019 consultations with the recently elected responsible persons of the states and the communities – International conference for rescuing the coral reefs in the Mexican Caribbean (08.03.2019 in Cancún): Organised exchange together with CONANP between scientists and actors of the Riviera Maya – Forum for sustainable tourism in Nayarit (30.03.2019 in Bahia de Banderas): speech to delegates and senators about climate risks in the tourism sector
  • Tianguis Turístico 2019, the most important Mexican tourism conference (09.04.2019 in Acapulco): Presentation related to climate risks in tourism
  • Sustainable and Social Tourism Summit 2019 (June 2019 in Cancún): Presentation on adaptation measures in the tourism sector – International National Park Congress (October 2019, Lima, Peru): Project presentation together with CONANP – since April 2019 the knowledge and digital platform is online. On this site information related to climate risks and best practises is available

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