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Building Climate Resilience of Urban Systems through Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Project Summary

To reduce the vulnerability of communities living in three medium-sized Latin American and Caribbean cities to the effects of climate change through the integration of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into urban planning in the medium- to long-term.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
Special Climate Change Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (El Salvador), Ministry of Land and Environment (Jamaica), Ministry of Planning and Environmental Policy (Mexico) with support from UNEP – Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
150,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
29,734,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
570,000 USD
Total Cost 35,884,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Jan 2014
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Feb 2014
Concept Approved
03 Mar 2014
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Oct 2016
Project closed