Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts on the Coastal Wetlands

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to promote adaptation to the consequences of climate impacts in the coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico, through the implementation of pilot measures that would provide information on the costs and benefits of alternative approaches to reduce their vulnerability. The project also seeks to assess the overall impacts of climate change on national water resource planning, including the identification of potential response options, with a focus on coastal wetlands and associated watersheds. The experience from the project pilots is intended to inform the government’s future adaptation strategy and development programs in the Gulf region.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
Special Climate Change Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
SEMARNAT through the Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE), Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua (IMTA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
19,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
480,000 USD
Total Cost 23,800,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
31 Mar 2006
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Aug 2006
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Aug 2009
Project closed