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Transforming Evidence into Change: a Holistic Approach to Governance for EbA - GO4EbA

As of: July 2019

Objective and activities

The project promotes the greater use and establishment of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures in the Mesoamerican region with the aim to integrate the EbA-approach in the social, economic, and environmental policies of the countries involved, as well as in their decision-making processes and governance structures. Drawing on existing EbA initiatives and new EbA pilot projects in the region, the project collects and presents information on the advantages associated with EbA in terms. To these efforts it develops instruments such as databases and monitoring and evaluation systems, including the appropriate criteria and indicators. A regional ‘EbA hub’ supports the dissemination and application of the existing knowledge.

Predecessor project(s)
Climate change governance capacity: building regionally- and nationally-tailored ecosystem-based adaptation in Mesoamerica

State of implementation/results

  • Inventory of Climate Change projects in Mesomarica was completed in 2015
  • The database gathering over 100 EbA-related cases has been moved to an IUCN online platform with public access. First presentation of results during the Climate Change Congress in Tuxtla, Mexico in October 2016
  • The Food Security Methodology was developed and is being applied in six pilot sites
  • EbA-measures are implemented at six demonstration sites (Sixaola (Costa Rica-Panama), Paz River (El Salvador), Goascorán (Honduras-El Salvador), Coatán (Guatemala), Cahoacán (Chiapas, Mexiko), Sumpul (Honduras - El Salvador).
  • Around 400 people were involved in EbA capacity building activities
  • Project partners participated presenting the project results and sharing experiences during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii

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Project data

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama

Implementing organisation:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Germany

Partner institution(s):
  • Central American Integration System (SICA) - Tri-National Commission of the Trinifio Plan, Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - El Salvador, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - Guatemala, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment - Honduras, National Environmental Authority (Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente) - Panama, Sixaola River Basin Bi-national Commission
  • Central American Integration System (SICA) - Tri-National Commission of the Trinifio Plan,Salvadorian Ecological Unit (UNES)

BMU grant:
€ 5,685,799.93

11/2014 till 05/2019


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