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Mobilizing capital for ecosystem-based adaptation - the value of resilient forests for water management in the tropics.

As of: November 2018

Objective and activities

Forests play a crucial, mostly unvalued, role in stabilizing hydrological cycles and water regimes, particularly in tropical regions that are prone to climate-related extreme events. Yet, those forests are threatened by adverse effects of climate change and additionally their resilience is weakened through habitat loss and degradation.Applying a cross-sectoral multi-stakeholder approach, the project will foster ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in four water catchment areas in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, focusing on forests in protected areas and adjacent agroecosystems. Innovative financial mechanisms for the conservation of catchment areas will be developed and will serve as models for national and international policies and regulations. Through the steady exchange of experiences and lessons learned, national and international attention will be drawn to the importance of resilient forests for water management, and to options for financial support of EbA-measures.

Predecessor project(s)
Development of business models for cooperation with the private sector as a tool for socially acceptable restoration of near-natural forests

Project data

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico

Implementing organisation:
OroVerde - Die Tropenwaldstiftung

Partner institution(s):
  • Mexico City Secretariat of the Environment, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - Guatemala, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Dominican Republic," Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) - Cuba", National Centre for Protected Areas (SNAP) - Cuba, National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) - Guatemala, Natural Resources Commission of Mexico City , University of Guantánamo - Cuba

BMU grant:
€ 5,055,068

01/2018 till 12/2022

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