Integrated coastal zone management and marine biodiversity - 15_IV_043 - 883 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Integrated coastal zone management and marine biodiversity

As of: December 2019

Objective and activities

The project supports an integrated approach to environmental and spatial planning for the marine and coastal zone in the regions Costa dos Corais and Abrolhos. In addition, the project implements measures for the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine biodiversity as well as for developing monitoring strategies to assess environmental quality. Project experiences are disseminated nationally and internationally and strengthen relevant local and national policies. The project focuses on capacity building and developing methodologies and works complementary to a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project for the designation of marine protected areas in Brazil (GEF-Mar). It supports Brazilian efforts towards achieving the Aichi Targets, especially Target 6 (sustainable fisheries), 10 (reducing pressures on coral reefs) and 11 (expanding and strengthening the system of coastal and marine protected areas).

State of implementation/results

  • More than 500 representatives of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), the protected area authority ICMBio, the federal states, municipal environmental administrations and civil society were trained through 16 training events on the following topics: municipal environmental management in coastal zones, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), Systematic Conservation Planning (SCP), sustainable management of traditional fisheries, monitoring of mangrove biodiversity, elaboration of national action plans for the conservation of threatened species
  • Monitoring of threatened species in 4 coastal and marine protected areas, with an area of 6.955.24 km²
  • Participation of project partners in the UN Ocean Conference in New York 06/2017
  • Participation in the virtual networking platform "Rede TerraMar"

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation - Brazil,Leibniz-Zentrum für marine Tropenökologie (ZMT) - Deutschland,Ministry of Environment - Brazil

BMU grant:
€ 6,000,000

08/2015 till 11/2020